am Edward, "Eddie," Tabash. I am a
lawyer in the Los Angeles area. I graduated
magna cum laude from UCLA in 1973 and obtained
my law degree from Loyola Law School of Los
Angeles in 1976. I am a member of the California
State Bar, the American Bar Association, the
Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the
Beverly Hills Bar Association.
In 1986, I successfully argued before the California
Supreme Court the case of Lyons v. Wickhorst,
42 Cal.3d 911, in which I succeeded in reversing
both the trial court and the court of appeal,
and thereby secured the right to jury trial
regardless of the results of judicially mandated
In 1985, I successfully persuaded the California
Court of Appeal in Los Angeles to recognize
a legal cause of action for negligent spoliation
of evidence, in the case of Velasco v. Commercial
Building Maintenance Co., 169 Cal. App. 3d 874.
I have filed amicus briefs with the United States
Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court,
and the California Court of Appeal in cases
dealing with the separation of church and state.
As a moderate liberal Democrat, I have been
an official campaign speaker and debater for
numerous candidates, including Bill Clinton's
presidential campaigns and the presidential
campaigns of Jimmy Carter.
From 1983 through 1987, I was the California
Issues Coordinator for Gary Hart's presidential
From 1981 through 1998, I was the most active
individual man in the abortion rights movement
in California, having debated more professional
opponents of a woman's right to choose than
anyone else in my state.
My father was an orthodox rabbi from Lithuania.
My mother was in Auschwitz survivor from Hungary.
After a lifetime of spiritual searching, I
have concluded that the best evidence we have,
to date, strongly points to a naturalistic
universe in which there are no supernatural
beings and no God or gods.
I currently chair the national legal committee
of Americans United for Separation of Church
and State. http://www.au.org. This is a wonderful
organization, composed of both believers and
nonbelievers, devoted to preserving equality
before the law for both believers and nonbelievers.
national legal committee of Americans
for separation of Church and State.
also currently chair the First Amendment Task
Force for the Council for Secular Humanism.
organization, based in Amherst, New York, is
the primary avenue for my public speaking and
debating regarding the existence of God. I am
a life member of American Atheists, http://atheists.org.
I am a strong supporter of Internet Infidels,
http://www.infidels.org, which contains perhaps
the most comprehensive library in existence
of philosophical arguments against the existence
of any supernatural beings.
believe that prostitution among consenting
should be decriminalized...
have debated such world famous Christian philosophers
on the question of God's existence as: March
1993, Peter van Inwagen; December 1993, Greg
Bahnsen; February 1999, William Lane Craig;
November 2003, Richard Swinburne.
I believe that prostitution among consenting
adults should be decriminalized and support
the International Sex Worker Foundation for
Art, Culture and Education, ISWFACE, http://iswface.org.
Unless otherwise stated, all the opinions that
I will express on this website are my own and
don't necessarily reflect those of any organization
with which I am otherwise affiliated.