Martin Wishnatsky is an activist and attorney who claims to be the “Jewish lawyer” referred to by Kayla Moore on December 11, 2017. He is a staff attorney for Kayla and Roy Moore’s advocacy group, the Foundation for Moral Law.
Wishnatsky’s family are Conservative Jews. Growing up, he attended a Hebrew school and went to synagogue. Later, he had “an experience of the reality of God” that him first to attend a Mormon church and then to convert to evangelical Christianity. He currently identifies as a Messianic Jew which he defines as “a Jewish person who has accepted Christ.”
Raised in Asbury Park, New Jersey, he graduated from Phillips Academy in l962 and went on to Harvard, graduating in 1966, magna cum laude from Harvard. Wishnatsky went to the London School of Economics for a year on a fellowship. When he returned, he taught for two years at the University of California, Los Angeles. He received a doctorate in political science from Harvard University in 1975. He earned a law degree in 2012 from Liberty University. He clerked for Moore from January 2013 until 2016 when he became a staff attorney for their Foundation.
Besides being a lecturer in Political Science at UCLA (1972-1974), Wishnatsky was an account executive at the Los Angeles office of Dean Witter (1974-1977) and an Adjunct Professor of Humanities at the Stevens Institute of Technology (1985).[self-published source]
Wishnatsky moved to Fargo, North Dakota to participate in anti abortion protests as a Lamb of Christ.
University of North Dakota lawsuit
Wishnatsky sued the University of North Dakota on First Amendment grounds when the Law School wouldn’t accept him as a client. The U.S Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit backed him up.
When taken to the State Supreme Court, the decision stated “In my opinion, allowing Wishnatsky to intervene will seriously complicate and delay trial of this case, not expedite its just disposition.”
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