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RLUIPA Defense Blog

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SCOTUS Overrules “State Compensation” Ripeness Requirement for Takings Claims

USA - June 21 2019 Today, the United States Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Knick v. Township of Scott. In a 5-4 decision, the Court overruled the…

Supreme Court Refuses to Take Tree of Life RLUIPA Case

USA - May 21 2019 Last week, the United States Supreme Court denied Tree of Life Christian Schools’ petition for certiorari involving its longstanding religious dispute…

Church Ministering to Homeless/Needy Can Proceed with Most of its Religious Discrimination Claims

USA - April 29 2019 A United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee recently ruled that Layman Lessons Church and Welcome Baptist Church, Inc…

New Jersey Islamic Group’s Religious Discrimination Claims May Proceed, Rules Federal Court

USA - February 13 2019 Yesterday, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) reported on the case of Garden State Islamic Center v. City of Vineland. The case involves…

Chabad House for Towson University and Goucher College Files Lawsuit Alleging RLUIPA Violations Following State Court Order to Demolish Newly-Constructed Addition

USA - February 13 2019 The Chabad House for Towson University and Goucher College, pictured above, has filed a lawsuit against Baltimore County, Maryland (the “County”)…

4th Circuit Rules Ethnic Bias Gives Rise to RLUIPA Claim

USA - February 12 2019 Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit reversed a lower court’s decision dismissing a church’s religious discrimination…

7th Circuit Rules Church’s RLUIPA Claims Against Markham, Illinois Ripe for Review

USA - February 1 2019 The Seventh Circuit recently reversed a district court’s decision finding a church’s RLUIPA claims were unripe and moot because it was granted…

Clifton, NJ Pays $2.5 Million to Settle RLUIPA Dispute

USA - January 10 2019 Clifton, New Jersey has agreed to pay a Jewish congregation $2.5 million and will allow it to construct a synagogue. Congregation Shomrei…

Tis The Season for Controversial Holiday Displays

USA - December 24 2018 The holidays are upon us. That means spending time with loved ones, good food, presents, and, of course, controversial holiday displays. Under the…

Proposed Law in Woodbury, New York Would Require Permits for Eruvin

USA - December 20 2018 The Village Board for the Village of Woodbury, New York (“Village”) is considering a new law that would require a permit in order to erect or…