Last week, YLS hosted a screening of Prosecutor, a documentary about Luis Moreno Ocampo, chief (what else?) prosecutor at the International Criminal Court. This post is not about the substance of that movie. Suffice to say that the documentary did not inspire me to go hear Ocampo speak live when he subsequently turned up in person on Monday.
Instead, I’m hear to tell you of a discovery I made in the course of the film. As you may have surmised from the title of this post, it included a cameo by Don Draper’s long-lost (perhaps slightly-nebbier) brother — and I’m not talking about Jon Hamm [start watching at 1:13 – bonus cameo by Tom Hanks at 1:36]:
If you don’t see it, maybe this will help:
Now before you get all excited, ladies, I’m just going to share some facts gleaned from Jay Sekulow’s Wikipedia page. I’m not going to share my opinion on any of these, since pretty much everything about him — and conversely by extension, many of the things I would have to say about his activities — has serious potential to offend someone:
Jay Alan Sekulow (born June 10, 1956) is an American attorney and Chief Counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice. He also hosts a talk show, which airs on radio and television. Sekulow is a frequent guest commentator on the Fox News Channel.
[He] was born in Brooklyn, New York. Sekulow and his wife Pamela [Ed. note: sorry, ladies],have been married since 1978 and have two adult sons, Jordan and Logan.
Sekulow has argued in front of the United States Supreme Court multiple times throughout his career. The first was in 1987, involving Jews for Jesus and their clash with Los Angeles International Airport’s policy against free speech. (Result: judgment for Jews for Jesus.)
In Bray v. Alexandria Women’s Health Clinic, Sekulow argued on behalf of anti-abortion activists who were originally found as violating a statute by conducting demonstrations at abortion clinics.
Sekulow is speculated to have been one of the “Four Horsemen” who “engineered” the nomination of Chief Justice John G. Roberts to the Supreme Court.
In 2007, Sekulow endorsed Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign.
He has opposed the building of an Islamic center near the site of the World Trade Center.
Sekulow was raised Jewish, but converted to Christianity in college and is now a Messianic Jew. His youngest brother Scott is the founder and Rabbi of the Messianic Jewish Congregation Beth Adonai in Atlanta, Georgia.
But hey, at least he supports Israel, amirite?