Scott Pilutik

I am an attorney and consultant living and working in Manhattan, focusing primarily on church/state constitutional law. I'm a recognized expert on the Church of Scientology organization. I also have strong interests in intellectual property law where it intersects with emerging media, and free speech.

I support the efforts of the Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the National Lawyers Guild, the ACLU, Creative Commons, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. I am a member of the New York County Lawyers Association and the New York State Bar Association. I also enjoy (watching) hockey and (doing) photograhy.

Online I can be found on Facebook, Twitter. My resume can be viewed here. I can be reached by phone at 212.645.6241 or by e-mail at pilutik[at]


Magic Kingdom

Every time I attempted to get excited about getting back to blogging I’d crash headfirst into the [Im]MovableType wall of administrative complexity and the urge would be slowly sapped. MT had improved through the years but was ultimately too vast, full-featured, and unintuitive for what I wanted to do with it. And upgrading was its own special headache.

So I finally got curious and tinkered with WordPress, whose growing ubiquity I’ve begun to notice. Perhaps ten minutes into my tinkering I couldn’t help noticing that WordPress was reading my mind–this is exactly what I wanted in blogging webware. Convinced that I’d found The Answer, it merely became a matter of porting over my 5+ years of sporadic posts in MT while simultaneously leaving the URLs intact. I’ll be happy to explain to anyone interested how I managed to pull that off, but won’t bore you here with it.

Now that I’ve successfully resurrected the blog, I’ll probably be cosmetically tweaking it some–Wordpress makes that fairly easy as well.

And I’ll even post stuff.

EDIT: and oh, and the default picture in the header above is temporary.

EDIT II: Getting there slowly but surely.

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