Bible club’s equal protection claim dismissed for lack of standing

Howard Friedman, Religion Clause

In Youth Alive v. Hauppauge School District, (ED NY, Oct. 12, 2012), a New York federal district court dismissed for lack of standing a claim by a high school after-school Bible club that the school board violated the Equal Protection clause when, in order to comply with the federal Equal Access Act, it refused to furnish the club a paid advisor. Instead the board required the club to have a volunteer advisor.  In finding no injury-in-fact and dismissing the claim, the court said: