Judge Deborah Batts

Construction workers lower the World Trade Center cross into the 9/11 Museum - New York, NY - Jul 23, 2011 (credit: Mark Lennihan-Pool/Getty Images)

NY Judge Tosses Atheists’ Lawsuit Over Sept. 11 Steel Cross

U.S. District Judge Deborah Batts in a ruling released publicly Friday rejected the arguments of American Atheists, which had sued the National September 11 Memorial & Museum’s operators in 2011 on constitutional grounds.


A man votes at a public school - New York, NY - Nov 2, 2010 (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Judge Wants Answers From NYC On Handicapped Voting

Federal Judge Deborah Batts said she sees improvements in the city’s efforts to make polling places accessible to disabled people, but she’s not yet satisfied.