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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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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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