TITLE

The Promised Land?

AUTHOR(S)
Groc, Isabelle
PUB. DATE
December 2007
SOURCE
High Country News;12/24/2007, Vol. 39 Issue 24, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the federal law, Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), which is intended to prevent local governments from using land use regulations to discriminate against religious practice in the U.S. Accordingly, the act guards against discrimination by prohibiting local governments from imposing land use regulations that place a substantial burden on religious institutions without a demonstrable drastic interest. In addition, the law allows religious institutions that challenge local zoning laws in court to recoup their lawyer's fees from local governments.
ACCESSION #
28084475

 

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