Court: NYC can ban church service in public school

Political reporter Dave Evans with the story.
April 4, 2014 3:47:07 PM PDT
A federal appeals court says New York City's ban on religious services in public schools is constitutional.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday reversed a 2012 decision allowing a small church to hold religious services at a city school.

It's the latest development in a two-decade-long legal fight involving the Bronx Household of Faith.

The decision strikes down a lower court ruling that blocked the city from enforcing the ban.

The lower court found the ban violated First Amendment protections regarding free exercise of faith.