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]

Upcoming Scientology Books

So much Scientology stuff going on these days that I should dump some of it here to make that backlinking engine do its stuff and get me some site visitors.

Longtime Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) head Jan Eastgate has been charged in Australia with perverting the course of justice for he role in [...]

Hunter S. Thompson Followup Coverage

First, thanks for the link Roxanne (who has lots of linky goodness there):

Tom Wolfe has a great eulogy in the WSJ, including a great story where Hunter sees fit to utlilize a marine distress signaling device (audible for 20 miles) inside a midtown NY restaurant.

Ralph Steadman channels what he supposes would be Hunter’s [...]


The news hit me pretty hard, harder than I’d have expected. And while it’s a futile exercise to write about a writer as self-possessed as Hunter S. Thompson, I’ll say a few things, because he had a big impact on me. One can’t help but draw a parallel to Hemmingway, who also left on his [...]