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Preventing and Treating Communicable Conditions

F.F. on behalf of Y. F. v. State


F.F. on behalf of Y. F. v. State (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Aug. 23, 2019): In June 2019, the New York legislature repealed a statute that allowed non-medical religious exemptions from mandatory school-entry vaccinations for children attending most schools in New York. Parents, on behalf of their minor children, challenged the repeal. They claimed the repeal constituted religious discrimination and violated the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The Supreme Court, Albany County (NY) “acknowledge[d] respect for religious beliefs, but expresse[d] the view that public health concerns must prevail” and denied the motion for preliminary injunction. Read the decision here.

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