NYLJ Eastern District Roundup
First Amendment Challenge, Section 1983 Claims, Failure To Show Irreparable Injury
This column reports on several significant representative decisions from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Judge Rachel P. Kovner dismissed a First Amendment challenge to a school district’s policy of restricting comment at school board meetings to local residents. Judge Eric N. Vitaliano granted defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiffs’ claims under 42 U.S.C. §1983 concerning the Mitchell-Lama housing program. Judge Gary R. Brown found that plaintiffs challenging New York state gun control legislation had not made a sufficient showing of irreparable injury to support preliminary injunctive relief.