Becket Fund Intervenes in Ganesha Temple Dispute

September 3, 2004

Source: News India Times

On September 3, 2004 News India Times reported that, "Roman Storzer, director of litigation of The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, had asked Justice Raymond Dearie to issue an injunction barring the New York State Supreme Court Judge Joseph J. Golia and his appointed referee, Anthony J. Piacentini, from engaging in further activity that would jeopardize the rights and autonomy of the Hindu Temple Society of North America, of Flushing, Queens, and its devotees... The Becket Fund being an international, interfaith, public interest law firm that over 10 years has represented numerous religious denominations in a variety of cases involving constitutional, federal, and state issues. There was thus great interest in their stepping into the Flushing Hindu Temple case. So far only a local and community issue in Queens, the Becket Fund intervention shot the Ganesha Temple case into a constitutional issue and raised the national profile of the case."