Monday, December 05, 2011

Cert. Denied In New York School Ban on Using Buildings for Church Services

The Supreme Court today denied certiorari in Bronx Household of Faith v. New York City Board of Education (Docket No. 11-386, cert. denied 12/5/2011) (Order List). In the case, the 2nd Circuit, in a 2-1 decision, upheld the New York City Board of Education's policy that bars use of school facilities by outside groups after school hours for "religious worship services," even though facilities are available for many other kinds of activities. (See prior posting). Reuters reports on the Court's refusal to review the 2nd Circuit's decision.