Professor Michael Helfand, "Is Yeshiva University Entitled to State Funds?" -- The Forward
Professor Michael A. Helfand's opinion article, "Is Yeshiva University Entitled to State Funds? Religion Has Little to Do With It," is published in the Forward. The article considers Yeshiva University's stance that it is both a religious institution and entitled to the receipt of certain state funds, and the financing agreement it entered into with the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY).
Excerpt from "Is Yeshiva University Entitled to State Funds? Religion Has Little to Do With It"
Even if Yeshiva University didn’t abide by the religious restrictions in its agreements with DASNY, those restrictions are likely void under current constitutional doctrine. And, maybe most importantly, Yeshiva University’s claims in its ongoing litigation do not appear to have anything to do with its eligibility for DASNY-backed financing because religious institutions are just as eligible as any other institution.
The complete article may be found at the Forward