James J. Kaufman
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  • Altoona, WI
  • United States
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Steph S. left a comment for James J. Kaufman
"Greetings! Welcome to the site! "
Oct 16, 2013
Easton Le commented on James J. Kaufman's blog post Repost from FindLaw
"I would have to support Kaufman on his approach to this matter. Judging from the treatment atheism gets in the real world I can only imagine the kind of persecution he and the other inmate receives from both inmates and the warden. It may be the…"
Aug 27, 2013
Luara commented on James J. Kaufman's blog post Litigation information
"and certainly there's a need for an atheist group in prison, witness this site and the religious conditioning that people shake off in conversation with other nonbelievers. "
Aug 26, 2013
Luara commented on James J. Kaufman's blog post Litigation information
"most college classes have been eliminated because there's no student aid funding for prisoners, even though studies and statistics show that education for prisoners is one of the BEST ways to prevent reoffending That's too bad. There are a…"
Aug 26, 2013
James J. Kaufman commented on James J. Kaufman's blog post Repost from FindLaw
"Nobody ever said the United States legal system was logical or consistent.  The Court still ruled that, while it WOULD be a violation of the First Amendment to prohibit prisoners who are Christian, Muslim, Pagan, etc., to meet in groups or have…"
Aug 26, 2013
James J. Kaufman commented on James J. Kaufman's blog post Litigation information
"I'm not sure about prisons in other states, but I've heard the horror stories (granted, most are probably exaggerated by what people see on television dramas).  As far as my own experience, the Wisconsin prison system is pretty much a…"
Aug 26, 2013
Michael Penn commented on James J. Kaufman's blog post Repost from FindLaw
"I see. This is akin to using postal regulations to identify and prosecute those who have child porn on their PC. It all sounds good but won't wash in the end."
Aug 26, 2013
James J. Kaufman commented on James J. Kaufman's blog post Repost from FindLaw
"I do need to clarify on the issue of Atheism as "religion."  The original Court of Appeals ruling on this issue, Kaufman v. McCaughtry,  back in 2005, specifically stated that for limited purposes, Atheism is considered a…"
Aug 26, 2013
Michael Penn commented on James J. Kaufman's blog post Repost from FindLaw
"Yes. Atheism is a religion just like being bald is a hair style."
Aug 26, 2013
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Aug 26, 2013
Luara commented on James J. Kaufman's blog post Litigation information
"Perhaps legal activity is a way that people try to empower themselves in a place where power has been taken from them.  one of the biggest obstacles that I faced in my court battles was NOT from prison officials, but from the lack of support…"
Aug 23, 2013
James J. Kaufman commented on James J. Kaufman's blog post Litigation information
"For some, the law library is literally the only way to get some peace and quiet in that environment. For others, learning about the law - and then using that education - is one of the few forms of First amendment rights that prisoners retain. Some…"
Aug 23, 2013
Luara commented on James J. Kaufman's blog post Litigation information
"There seems to be a "jailhouse lawyer" phenomenon, where people in prison use their voluminous free time to train themselves as lawyers.  Some of them become very good lawyers. Do you have a handle on why people in prison would tend…"
Aug 23, 2013
James J. Kaufman commented on James J. Kaufman's blog post Litigation information
"My stats came from a variety of sources. First, all of the almanacs put non-theists at about 12-14% of the world population. Coincidentally, my prison had about 14% claiming the "no preference" category, whether by choice or by prison…"
Aug 23, 2013
Loren Miller commented on James J. Kaufman's blog post Litigation information
"Wow!  Sisyphus and his rock come to mind as regards what you're tackling here.  Interesting, too, considering that the only stats I've ever heard regarding atheists in prison have us at something less than 0.1% of the…"
Aug 23, 2013
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I'm an outspoken Atheist who has won several federal court decisions regarding the rights of Atheists in the criminal justice system. If more people like me would step forward, that's a LOT of Atheists to deal with!

James J. Kaufman's Blog

Repost from Courthouse News Service

Posted on August 26, 2013 at 12:40pm 0 Comments

Atheist Prison Group Deserves Reconsideration

By ELIZABETH WARMERDAM

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

 

(CN) - A Wisconsin inmate's request to form an atheist study group deserves the same consideration afforded to a recognized "religious" group, the 7th Circuit ruled.

This is the second case in which inmate James Kaufman has attempted to compel the prison system to allow him to form and participate in an atheist group, the same way other inmates are allowed to…

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Repost from FindLaw

Posted on August 26, 2013 at 12:29pm 5 Comments

In Prison, Atheism Is a Religion and Gets the Same Protections

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Litigation information

Posted on August 23, 2013 at 11:05am 8 Comments

Since I joined this site, several people have requested information about litigation I have been involved in regarding Atheism. Here's the short version.

 

I was a prison inmate in Wisconsin, and was tired of all the special privileges that were routinely granted to Christians, Muslims, the whole theistic crew. I decided that Atheists should have rights and privileges equal to all of those people who believe in that white-bearded old man in the sky. So, using the prison…

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At 8:52pm on October 16, 2013, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 3:55pm on August 22, 2013, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Greetings James       

Welcome to this internet world of rationality and peace, of common sense and freethinking wisdom. Do tell us about your success stories. 

You are invited to join the friendly busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 800 discussion topics and 3900 members.

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At 2:38pm on August 22, 2013, Loren Miller said…

Greets and salutes!

Whoa, you've WON legal decisions involving atheists?  Do please write about that here, if you would.  I suspect you'd find yourself with a LOT of interest and readership ... at minimum, you would sure have ME!

Glad you joined us!

 
 
 

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