Albany Judge Rejects Challenge to NY Law Ending Religious Exemption for Vaccines | New York Law Journal

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New York’s recently enacted law that barred parents from citing religious concerns to avoid having their children vaccinated before attending school has been upheld as constitutional by a state judge in Albany, who tossed a lawsuit against the measure this week.

Albany County Supreme Court Justice Denise Hartman, in a decision not previously reported, rejected arguments that the law infringed on multiple parts of the U.S. Constitution.

“The challenged repeal is not unconstitutional,” Hartman said.

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