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New York Establishment Clause Law
 
Rosalyn Newdow v. Richard Peterson

Plaintiff-appellants appeal from an order of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Harold Baer, District Judge), which granted dismissal of their claims under the Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause of the United States Constitution, as well as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (“RFRA”). Appellants are eleven individuals who self-iden... More...   $0 (05-28-2014 - NY)

Rosalyn Newdow v. Richard A. Peterson

Plaintiff-appellants appeal from an order of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Harold Baer, District Judge), which granted dismissal of their claims under the Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause of the United States Constitution, as well as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (“RFRA”). Appellants are eleven individuals who self-iden... More...   $0 (05-28-2014 - NY)

American Atheists, Inc. et al. v. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey et al.

American Atheists, Inc. sued the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and World Trade Center Memorial Foundation/National September 11 Memorial And Museum claiming that the display of a cross-shaped steel beam found in the World Trade Center's rubble constituted an endorsement of Christianity, diminishing the contributions of non-Christian rescuers in violation of the Constitution.
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Susan Galloway v. Town of Greece

Since 1999, the Town of Greece, New York, has begun its Town Board meetings with a short prayer. In 2008, town residents Susan Galloway and Linda Stephens brought suit against the town and Town Supervisor John Auberger in the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, asserting that aspects of this prayer practice violated the Establishment Clause. The district court (Charl... More...   $0 (05-17-2012 - NY)

Board of Education of Kiryas Joel Village School District v. Louis Grumet et al. Board of Education of Monroe-Woodbury Central School District

The Village of Kiryas Joel in Orange County, New York, is a religious enclave of Satmar Hasidim, practitioners of a strict form of Judaism. The village fell within the Monroe-Woodbury Central School District until a special state statute passed in 1989 carved out a separate district, following village lines, to serve this distinctive population. 1989 N.Y.Laws, ch. 748. The question is whether the ... More...   $0 (06-27-1994 - NY)

Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, et al. v. Rev. David Harnish, & c, et al.

The question before this Court is whether defendant All Saints Protestant Episcopal Church (“All Saints,” or "the parish") held its real and personal property in trust for the benefit of plaintiff Episcopal Diocese of Rochester (“Rochester Diocese”) and nonparty Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States of America (“National Church”), such that upon the parish's separation from ... More...   $0 (10-27-2008 - NY)

Commack Self-Service Kosher Meats, Inc., d/b/a Commack Kosher, Brian Yarmeisch and Jeffrey Yarmeisch, v. Rabbi Luzer Weiss, etc.

Appeal from a summary judgment in favor of plaintiffs, an entity engaged in the sale of meat products and its owners, entered in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (Gershon, J.) in an action challenging the constitutionality of certain New York State kosher fraud statutes, the court having found that the challenged provisions on their face violate the Establis... More...   $0 (05-21-2002 - NY)

Commack Self-Service Kosher Meats, Inc., et al. v. Rabbiluzer Weiss, et al.

The word "kosher" has been part of the vernacular for some time as a synonym for correct, genuine, or legitimate. See 8 Oxford English Dictionary 753 (1971). Its original meaning, however, lies in the centuries-old Jewish law of kashrut, the Hebrew noun from which "kosher" is derived. Kashrut encompasses the entire body of rules relating to foods that may be consumed as well as to the preparation ... More...   $0 (06-27-2002 - NY)

Commack Self-Service Kosher Meats, Inc. d/b/a Commack Kosher v. Rabbiluzer Weiss

The word "kosher" has been part of the vernacular for some time as a synonym for correct, genuine, or legitimate. See 8 Oxford English Dictionary 753 (1971). Its original meaning, however, lies in the centuries-old Jewish law of kashrut, the Hebrew noun from which "kosher" is derived. Kashrut encompasses the entire body of rules relating to foods that may be consumed as well as to the preparation ... More...   $0 (05-29-2002 - NY)

DeStefano v. Emergency Housing Goupr, Inc.

Appeal from a judgment of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Colleen McMahon, Judge) granting summary judgment in favor of the defendants on the plaintiff DeStefano's taxpayer claims brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1983 asserting that the payment of State funds in connection with an Alcoholics Anonymous program violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amen... More...   $0 (04-20-2001 - NY)

JOSEPH M. DESTEFANO, as taxpayer of the County of Orange, State of New York, and of the State of New York, and in his official capacity as Mayor of Middletown

Appeal from a judgment of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Colleen McMahon, Judge) granting summary judgment in favor of the defendants on the plaintiff DeStefano's taxpayer claims brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1983 asserting that the payment of State funds in connection with an Alcoholics Anonymous program violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amen... More...   $0 (04-20-2001 - NY)

 
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