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Monday, November 14, 2011

2d Cir Upholds Ban Of School District's Use Of Schools For Religious Purposes

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Bronx Household of Faith v. Board of Educ. of  the City of New York, No. 07-5291 (2d Cir. Jun. 2, 2010), is a major decision. The Second Circuit held that the New York City Board of Education’s (NYCBOE) policy prohibiting the use of school facilities for “religious worship services” does not violate the First Amendment’s Free Speech Clause. Having determined that NYCBOE had created a limited public forum, the majority concluded the policy satisfied the standard that restrictions imposed by the forum be viewpoint neutral and reasonable in light of the purpose served by the forum.

Mitchell H. Rubinstein

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