Metzitzah B'Peh Status Quo To Stay In Place For Months Due To Storm
Superstorm Sandy delayed so many court cases and did so much damage to NYC courts that the hearing that was set for later this week to determine when the city's new informed consent requirement for circumcisions involving metziztah b'peh, direct mouth-to-bleeding-baby-penis sucking done by the moehl after removing the foreskin, would be enforced has reportedly been indefinitely delayed.
Arutz 7 reports:
…As a result of the Sandy-related delay, the injunction has been extended. The regulation had been scheduled to go into effect on September 30 [but was delayed for a short time by the mutual consent of the haredim suing to block the measure and the city until the haredi case could be heard in a hearing].
Attorneys for both sides said that it would likely be months before the hearing could take place at least two courthouses in Manhattan were badly flooded during the hurricane, and that the court calendar has been severely impacted. Many cases, especially those in which injunctions have been issued, are likely to be kept on hold for months, as the now-hampered court system attempts to work its way through the backlog.