Religious Liberty Victory for NYC Churches | Heritage Foundation

2nd Circuit: Viewing child cyberporn online can be “possession”

Court strikes down NYC ban on churches meeting in schools | Becket Fund

NYC Churches Win Right to Hold Weekend Services in Public Schools | Christian Post

ADF: “Hope renewed: Weekend worship services will continue at NYC schools”

Judge again allows worship in NY public schools | Reuters

NYC Churches Allowed to Hold Services in Schools | CBN

Victory in the Battle of the Bronx UPDATE: Churches Can Continue to Meet | Patheos

Faith Groups Win Injunction To Meet In New York City Public Schools After Hours | Human Events

Bronx Household of Faith wins 17 year court battle

“Out gay attorney” wins Dem nomination for Congress in NY

Rangel wins in NY Dem primary

NY: First lesbian “married” couple to get “divorce”

AP: “Thousands march for gay pride in San Francisco”

NY State Bar Association Urges Legislature to Support Establishment of Youth Courts

NYC to file in opposition to Federal DOMA

Same-sex couple sue St. Vincent’s Westchester, insurance carrier for health benefits

New lawsuit filed in NY challenges Federal DOMA for health benefits

New York to close loophole over viewing child pornography

NY court: Agency can’t probe school civil rights

ADF: City of Buffalo agrees to allow Christian speech, literature at Italian Festival

Judge Roy Moore Files Brief Defending Prayer at NY Town Board

“N.Y. Democrats Poised to Nominate Former Black Panther, Anti-Israel Radical for Congress”

    Weekly Standard: New York City councilman Charles Barron may be on his way to winning the Democratic nomination for Congress in New York’s Eighth District, despite a history of racist, anti-Semitic, and anti-Israel rhetoric. Barron, who has earned the support of retiring congressman Edolphus Towns, would be representing a district with a sizable Jewish population.

  • Posted: 06/11/2012
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NY Federal judge: Federal DOMA unconstitutional in part

NYC: How the schools got sex crazed

Big Apple, Bigger Controversy | FRC

Establishment Clause Cross-Winds

NYC Churches Moving Closer to Being Granted Permission to Worship at Schools

NY Court of Appeals: Parents can be kidnappers

Jordan Lorence: Bronx Household of Faith Court Hearing Set for Friday June 1

Alan Sears: Town Ordered to Find Non-Christians to Lead Invocations

“NY Court Rules Calling Someone Gay Isn’t Slander”

ADF: Will court say worship services can continue in NYC public schools on weekends?

Growing evidence suggests that the “more contraceptives, fewer abortions” theory is flawed.

Escape From New York? High-Taxing Empire State Loses 3.4 Million Residents in 10 Years

Huge waiting lists for charter schools in NY

Religious Space for Crowded Schools: Godsend or Trouble?

Church and family: Two of the few institutions that limit government

Court rules NY town’s prayer violated Constitution | Fox News

Greece Needs a New Prayer Policy | Findlaw

Court rules NY town’s prayer violated Constitution | Federal News Radio

2nd Circuit finds NY town prayers unconstitutional – too many Christian prayers

New York state appellate court hears arguments over same-sex marriage law

N.Y. Senate passes bill to make viewing child porn on Internet a crime

NY suit seeks protection of religious freedom | One News Now

Buffalo Faces Federal Lawsuit from Free Speech Activists | WGRZ

NY Considers Transgender Discrimination Bill

Backlash grows at N.Y. ruling on viewing of child porn

Leaflets lead to lawsuit against city

Suit Challenges Limits On Evangelist’s Gospel Tract Distribution At Street Festival

NY GOP Senator who backed marriage redefinition won’t seek reelection

Morality in Media responds to NY Child Pornography Ruling

NY High Court: Viewing child pornography online is not necessarily possession under state law

NY: City of Rochester council rejects prayer proposal

NY: Abortion clinic access bill in Westchester clears one hurdle

NY boy might sue to remain on girls field hockey squad

Pro Bono Work Now Required to Pass NY Bar

NY: Divorces Drag On Even After Reform

    Wall Street Journal: In 2010, New York became the last state in the country to pass a no-fault divorce law and eliminate the need for one partner to be held responsible for the end of the marriage . . . But as no-fault cases proceed through the courts, a handful of judges have interpreted the law differently, calling for trials to determine whether the marriage is “irretrievably broken.”

  • Posted: 05/07/2012
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NYC: Potential Mayoral Rivals Promote Bill For Late-Term “Abortion Rights”

New York Assembly Passes Trans Protection Bill

NY: Discipline dropped for student who sits for Pledge after ACLU sues

NY: Shrine Rejects Tourism Grant Over Secularism Requiremen

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Rent-Control Challenge

Jordan Lorence: New York Churches To March For Equal Access Sunday April 22

Interview: How District Judge Jed Rakoff makes the calls

    Reuters: Since being nominated to the bench by President Bill Clinton in 1995, U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff has earned a reputation for attention-grabbing rulings — from declaring the death penalty unconstitutional in 2002, to, more recently, challenging the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s settlements with Bank of America and Citigroup over financial-crisis-era toxic securities.

  • Posted: 04/13/2012
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NYC: Teacher unions back bill to scuttle new charter schools

“NY group wins OK to organize PTA for gay students”

“When is a Flip not a Flop? The Fate of the Republicans Who Supported Gay Marriage” | NY Times

    Bill Keller at the NY Times: And Republican leaders are delighted that gay donors — who might, in the wake of a defeat, have mounted jihad against the state’s Republicans — are instead contributing generously to save these four Republican seats. Each raised between $400,000 and $540,000 in the 10 months after the vote, mighty war chests for State Senate races. Discreetly, because local party officials resent being leaned on, state Republican leaders have tried to wave off strong challengers from filing in the Republican primaries of the four defectors.

  • Posted: 04/11/2012
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NY jury awards $1.6M to “gay chef” versus employer who prayed for his “healing”

NY: Group Aims to Counter Influence of Teachers’ Union