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DECISIONS Young’s e-mail address is gyoungnlj.com. affirming a new york district court’s grant of injunctive relief, the 2d U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has stayed the New York City Board of Education from enforcing an administrative rule under which it refused to rent public school space to a church for worship. Bronx Household of Faith v. Board of Education of the City of New York, No. 02-7781. The Bronx Household of Faith, a Christian church, had applied to the board for rental space in a public middle school where the religious group sought to hold public meetings that featured religious worship, moral teachings and social activities. Citing Standard Operating Procedure § 5.11, which prohibits outside groups from conducting religious services on school premises after school, the board denied the application. A New York federal court, however, preliminarily enjoined the board from denying the church’s application. In a corrected decision republished on July 2, the 2d Circuit said that, in light of the Supreme Court’s 2001 decision in Good News Club v. Milford Central School, the lower court had not abused its discretion. In Good News Club, the high court had held that under First Amendment principles, speech discussing otherwise permissible subjects cannot be excluded from a limited public forum on the ground that the subject is discussed from a religious viewpoint.

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