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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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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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

NY Sen. Rubin Diaz: “What You Should Know” Dems losing big in wake of marriage redefinition

Bronx Household of Faith–Ten Years of Squabbling Over the First Amendment

NY: State Senator Loses Support of Local G.O.P. Over Marriage Vote

NYC, Abortion Capital 41% – Abortion by Zip Code

NY Catholic Bishops Lobby Against Abortion

Cardinal Dolan: NY GOP leaders assured church that marriage redefinition would not pass

NY: Dolan Calls Child Victims Act “Unjust” To Church

NYPD docs: ‘Focus’ scrutiny on Muslim Americans

NYC probe into controversial circumcision death

Islamic groups hold rally in support of New York City police department

The Case(s) Against Law School

Judge: Religious Services In Schools Can Continue, For Now | Gothamist

2nd Circuit extends NYC church access to public schools

One of New York’s largest abortion clinics to open in Jamaica

Judge: NYC churches can meet in schools | Baptist Press

Churches back in NY schools | One News Now

Allies under assault: Catholics and evangelicals coalesce against rising threats to religious liberty from all levels of government | World Mag

NYC churches back to weekend worship services in public schools | Examiner

New York churches score another court victory

US judge again allows worship in NY schools | Reuters

ADF: “Alive and kicking: Churches to resume meeting at NYC schools”

Bloomberg: NYPD’s monitoring of Muslims was legal

Despite Court Victory, NYC Churches Still Banned From Schools | The New American

Jordan Lorence: NYC Churches Endure Tumultuous Week in the Courts

Government Prolongs Church Evictions | EurWeb

New York Can Enforce Ban Against Use of Schools for Worship | Bloomberg

2nd Circuit: TRO On Church Use of Schools Only Applies To One Church

Churches at Schools Get a Reprieve | WSJ.com

NYC Churches Get Reprieve in Forced Eviction from Schools | The New American

Court grants temporary hold on NY church evictions | One News Now

NYC churches get court win, can meet at least 2 more weeks | Baptist Press

One Small Step Furman, One Giant Leap for Judicial Activism

ADF Update and Video: Churches Allowed to Continue Meeting in NYC schools . . . For Now

Court Halts City’s Ban on Churches in Public Schools

Churches Win 10-Day Reprieve on Ouster From N.Y. Public Schools | NYTimes.com

NYC Church Evictions Temporarily Lifted | CBN

NYC Mayor Bloomberg wrong to keep religious meetings out of school facilities on weekends, court rules | Human Events

“Gay Marriage Represented 7 Percent of Marriages Since Law in New York”

Queens parents sue over vaccines

HSLDA opposes Furman nomination to the S.D. of New York

New life: Like a phoenix rising, churches can continue meeting in NYC schools

NYC church defenders ‘not going away’ | One News Now

Will the State Re-Plant Churches in Public Schools? | Gay City News

Possible New Injunction May Allow NY Churches to Remain in School Buildings

Judge Tells City to Delay Ban on Churches Using Schools | Norwood News

Pastor fasts for softened hearts in NYC | OneNewsNow.com

NYC pastor fears ‘agenda’ against churches