Justice Department Steps In on RLUIPA Case

Lawlor, James
April 2005
Planning;Apr2005, Vol. 71 Issue 4, p46
Trade Publication
This article presents information related to a settlement by the U.S. Department of Justice. Early in December 2004, the Maui County and the Hale O Kaula Church resolved a lawsuit brought by the church and the U.S. Department of Justice against the county under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act. Under the settlement, the county granted the church a special-use permit to expand a religious structure on land zoned agricultural. The county's insurer agreed to pay $700,000 to the church. The Justice Department announced the settlement December 22, 2005 noting that it was the first suit it has filed under RLUIPA.


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