Legal Times On Jay Sekulow - 2005-11-02
Jay Sekulow, the chief counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice and a high-profile supporter of President Bush's judicial nominees, is the subject of a long and extensively-researched article by Tony Mauro in the new Legal Times. The article describes what appears to be a growing financial empire presided over by Sekulow and largely financed by contributions to the non-profit Center. According to Legal Times, Sekulow
through the ACLJ and a string of interconnected nonprofit and for-profit entities, has built a financial empire that generates millions of dollars a year and supports a lavish lifestyle — complete with multiple homes, chauffeur-driven cars, and a private jet that he once used to ferry Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
That less-known side of Sekulow was revealed in several interviews with former associates of his and in hundreds of pages of court and tax documents reviewed by Legal Times. Critics say Sekulow's lifestyle is at odds with his role as the head of a charitable organization that solicits small donations for legal work in God's name.