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


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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