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]

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  • Google’s Les Paul playable recordable doodle (today only!). Article here.
  • Lousiana’s efforts to privatize its own state employees’ health care turns hideously embarrassing when Scott Kipper, the CEO of the Office of Group Benefits (the OGP manages the state workers’ health plan; Kipper is conducting an RFP process to turn the plan over to a private bidder) admits to not having read something called the “Chaffe Report” which is a recently completed evaluation of the OGP. But this isn’t incompetence, it’s far worse–Kipper testified that he doesn’t want to read it because it he does not want his judgment to be “jaded” during the RFP process. But why really?

“The report might tell you there’s no need to privatize it,” Murray said.

“That might be the case,” Kipper admitted.

Disturbing video and deeper explanation at Talking Points Memo.

  • Newt Gingrich’s top aides quit his doomed campaign “en masse” on Thursday, according to NPR.