Monday, August 22, 2022

No State Action Involved In Barring Of Plaintiff From Moorish Science Temple

In Bey v. Sirius-El, (ED NY, Aug. 19, 2022), a New York federal district court dismissed a suit seeking damages, injunctive relief and criminal prosecution of defendants for barring plaintiff from attending the Brooklyn Moorish Science Temple in person. Plaintiff was barred because of the potential for a conflict between her and a "competing love interest" who has also been attending services. Plaintiff's free exercise claims were dismissed because she did no allege that any state action was involved.