NY Court of Appeals Rejects Constitutional Challenge to Adult Establishment Zoning Regulations in NYC

Bringing possible finality to a lawsuit that has been bouncing back and forth between the Supreme Court, the Appellate Division, and the Court of Appeals for the past fifteen years, the New York Court of Appeals ruled unanimously on June 6 that 2001 amendments to the City’s zoning ordinance governing “adult establishments” do not violate the constitutional rights of businesses that provide sexually explicit materials or activities. Judge Eugene M. Fahey wrote the opinion joined … <Read More>

2nd Circuit Panel Rejects Constitutional Challenge to NYC School’s Exclusion of Religious Worship Services from School Buildings

Ruling in a long-running case that may not yet be at an end, a panel of the Manhattan-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit ruled on April 3 that the New York City Board of Education did not violate the First Amendment when it adopted a policy in 2007 providing that outside organizations and individuals may receive permits for use of school buildings outside of school hours but not if their purpose is … <Read More>