New York ex rel. James v. Griepp, No. 18-2454 (2d Cir. 2021)Annotate this Case
The Second Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction against defendants for alleged violations of the federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act (FACE), the New York State Clinic Access Act (State Act), and the New York City Access to Reproductive Health Care Facilities Act (City Act).
The court held that the district court did not abuse its considerable discretion in denying a preliminary injunction. At this stage and as to the violations the district court found, the district court concluded that the Attorney General had not demonstrated irreparable harm. In this case, many of the issues are close ones and the court cannot say that the district court abused its considerable discretion in denying a preliminary injunction. Because the court did not disrupt the district court's determination that a preliminary injunction should not issue at this time, the court did not reach defendants' cross-appeal challenging the Attorney General's standing under the City Act or their constitutional challenges to FACE, the State Act, and the City Act.
This opinion or order relates to an opinion or order originally issued on March 10, 2021.