Sectarian prayer at town council meeting? Supreme Court may decide this week | The Independent

NY appellate court upholds $1.6 million religion- sexual orientation discrimination verdict

New York town awaits ruling on moment of prayer

The Establishment Clause: An interview with Judge Guido Calabresi of the 2nd Circuit

NYC Transit Authority required to pay attorneys fees in religious discrimination suit

Civil rights groups appeal ruling allowing NYPD to spy on Muslims

Planned Parenthood president to deliver commencement address at Barnard College

Muslim family escorted from Empire State Building for praying files lawsuit

NY: Church-backed education tax credit gains support

Silence is Golden: Moments of Silence, Legislative Prayers, and the Establishment Clause | Northwestern University Law Review

Nation’s first center that provides abortions and birthing opens in Buffalo, N.Y.

American Atheists work to keep WTC cross out of 9/11 museum

De Blasio’s attack on charter schools tells us the left’s priorities

Buffalo’s new bishop confronts politician’s duplicity on abortion

In New York City, making strip clubs go dry, then go away

    New York Times: “The strip club industry is under broad attack in New York, as opponents have embraced a startlingly effective strategy: Spare the strip clubs, but punish their liquor. In the last several years, community leaders have found increasing success petitioning the State Liquor Authority to revoke the liquor licenses of numerous strip clubs in New York and deny the applications of new clubs. The opponents cite crime, noise or other quality-of-life issues, or highlight a club owner’s lack of qualifications or possible criminal ties.”


  • Posted: 03/03/2014
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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NYC mayor marches in “gay-friendly” St. Pat’s parade, will skip March 17th

Judge tosses suit challenging NYPD surveillance of NJ Muslims

NY appeals court: No damages after test errors led to abortion

Ken Klukowski: Restoring the Establishment Clause in Town of Greece v. Galloway

More states likely to ban sexual-orientation change therapy

Supreme Court decision in prayer case expected soon

National Review: Save the charter schools

de Blasio: NYC public schools to close for Muslim holidays

NY: Assembly GOP omit abortion law from women’s equality push

Appeal denied of school vaccination decision

Judge denies adoption to avoid undermining N.Y. same-sex “marriage” law

NY: State Assembly passes “Women’s Equality Act,” expands abortion

Appeals court hands NY pro-life crisis-pregnancy centers a mixed ruling | National Catholic Register

Casey Mattox: Cuomo’s banishment of pro-lifers shows abortion is on its deathbed | The Bell Tower

Dear Governor Cuomo: A letter from pro-life New Yorkers

ADF may appeal ruling against CPCs | Baptist Press

Why anti-Catholic prejudice ought to bother everyone

    Rev. Robert Barron at National Review: “The attitude demonstrated by the son of Mario Cuomo suggests that there is a short path indeed from the privatization of Catholic moral convictions to the active attempt to eliminate those convictions from the public arena. I would hope, of course, that it is obvious how this aggression against Catholics in the political sphere ought deeply to concern everyone in a supposedly open society. If the legal establishment can use the law to aggress Catholics, it can use it, another day, to aggress anyone else.”


  • Posted: 01/22/2014
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.nationalreview.com

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NYC settles discrimination lawsuit against Hasidic stores

NYC pregnancy centers win free speech appeal

NY: Assembly bill would end workplace discrimination based on religious attire

Meet key witness in NYC Human Rights Commission case against Jewish business owners

Doctor-free pregnancy centers must admit that

NYC pregnancy centers win free speech appeal | WORLD

Court strikes down New York City law targeting pro-life pregnancy centers | LifeNews

Pro-Life? Not welcome in Andrew Cuomo’s New York

Court revives NY law on crisis pregnancy centers | Associated Press

Appeals court strikes down most of NYC anti-pregnancy center law

The threat to NYC charter schools

Islamic law and Saudi law in American courts

    Eugene Volokh: “The American legal system generally does a good job of dealing with arguments for consideration of foreign and religious law (including Islamic law). Sometimes it does take into account foreign law and parties’ felt religious obligations, and sometimes it doesn’t — but indeed our legal system sometimes should take such things into account, and sometimes shouldn’t. There’s no need for broad new bans on such consideration, whether as to foreign law, religious law, or Islamic law in particular.”


  • Posted: 01/15/2014
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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Judge censured for asking staffers to pray, run errands

Cuomo restates support for abortion

NY: Couple who are just friends allowed to adopt, judge says in landmark ruling

NY: Assembly women want abortion push in Cuomo speech

Judge Grants Request From Jahi McMath’s Family to Extend Life Support

Judge upholds NSA’s phone data sweeps | Lyle Denniston at SCOTUS Blog

NY: The Latest Assault on Liberty: Counselor Coercion

‘It Goes without Saying’? | Gerard V. Bradley at NRO

A Prayer Before Legislating | Terry Eastland at Weekly Standard

NY: Parents Upset After L.I. School Removes Religious References From ‘Silent Night’

Lesbian boss ‘fired me for being straight’

What Is the “Church Plan” Issue?: An Explanation from Matt Bowman | Mirror of Justice

Another victory! Federal Court rules for NY Archdiocese versus Obamacare abortion mandate

How will the court resolve the “problem” of sectarian legislative prayer? | Scott Gaylord at Constitution Daily

Should Public Prayers Be Censored by Non-Christian Groups? | Nate Kellum at Christian Post

Democrats Get Police to Censor Pro-Lifers at Event Backing Planned Parenthood

‘Christmas’ Was Nearly Canceled In This Small Town After An Atheist Activist’s Threat — But Here’s How People Rallied To Save An Annual Celebration

Oregon: City delays Mingus Park cross decision

Podcast on Town of Greece v. Galloway

In North Jersey, officials await Supreme Court ruling on prayer at meetings

Public Prayer: High Court Parts the Curtain | Craig Parshall at Christian Post

NYPD’s Grooming Rule Violates Free Exercise Rights of Orthodox Jewish Officer

Implications of Town of Greece v.Galloway | Kevin Theriot on Faith Radio with Bob Crittendon

There Is Really Only One Issue in Town of Greece v. Galloway | Marci Hamilton at Justicia