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.


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