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February 6, 1981
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The American Jewish Congress has called for a Federal investigation of an El Paso, Texas law firm, Craven & Craven, that placed a help wanted ad in the Texas Bar Journal seeking a “Christian attorney.” In a letter to Eleanor Holmes Norton, chairman of the Federal Equal Opportunity Commission, Stephen Gutow, chairman of AJCongress’ Dallas Chapter’s Commission on Law and Social Action, said “We find it particularly troubling that lawyers are willing to openly flaunt their disobedience of the law in a journal dedicated to the advancement of the legal profession.” The law firm placed a five-line ad in the Journal’s January issue headlined, “Christian attorney wanted.”

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