Streams

NY Appeals Court Hesitant to Let Church in School

Monday, November 19, 2012

A New York appeals panel has heard fresh arguments on an old subject - worship services in public schools - and seems hesitant to let them continue.

The three judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had plenty of questions as the nearly 18-year-old case came before it for a fifth time on Monday.

But two of the three judges kept a lawyer for the Bronx Household of Faith on the defensive as he argued that a lower court judge was right to rule in the church's favor earlier this year.

That decision barred New York City from enforcing a law that would block churches from conducting their worship service in public schools during after-school hours.

The appeals court did not immediately rule.

Tags:

More in:

News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.

Sponsored

Latest Newscast

 

 

Support

WNYC is supported by the Charles H. Revson Foundation: Because a great city needs an informed and engaged public

Feeds

Supported by