Supreme Court Leaves Intact New York’s Ban on Religious Services in Schools

Sharon Otterman of The New York Times reports, “The Supreme Court declined on Monday to review a case involving New York City’s ban on religious groups’ holding worship services in public school buildings, leaving in place a decision by a lower court that found the longstanding policy constitutional.” However, Mayor Bill de Blasio will allow religious organizations to continue to use the public spaces until an agreement can be reached. “Now that litigation has concluded, the city will develop rules of the road that respect the rights of both religious groups and nonparticipants,” said spokesman Wiley Norvell. “While we review and revise the rules, groups currently permitted to use schools for worship will continue to be able to worship on school premises.”

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