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Religious Land Use update

  • June 18, 2012
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

There has been a string of recent decisions concerning religious land use that significantly impact religious land decisions in the United States. A sample of the cases follow: In Liberty Temple Full Gospel Church, Inc. v. Village of Bolingbrook, No. 11C2173, 2012 WL 1230728 (N.D.Ill. […]

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Bridging the Cultural Gap with Religious Entities

  • June 18, 2012
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

What role does religion play in land use? Imagine these scenarios: A local Church encourages its members to host small group Bible studies to develop close relationships within the church family. A family begins to host a few people for weekly prayer and discussion in […]

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Private School Fights City Over Expansion Plans

  • June 5, 2012
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

Dalton & Tomich client, Academy of Our Lady of Peace's litigation against the City of San Diego is highlighted in the San Diego Daily Transcript on June 4, 2012. /~daltontomich/wp-content/uploads/attachments/SanDiegoSourceDailyTranscript_OLPTrialArticle_060412_copy.pdf

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Private School Fights City Over Expansion Plans

  • June 5, 2012
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

Dalton & Tomich client, Academy of Our Lady of Peace’s litigation against the City of San Diego is highlighted in the San Diego Daily Transcript on June 4, 2012. /wp-content/uploads/attachments/SanDiegoSourceDailyTranscript_OLPTrialArticle_060412_copy.pdf Free School Land Use & Zoning Guide Have you recently purchased a building or land […]

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The Academy of Our Lady of Peace Religious Land Use case is heading to trial October 1

  • May 23, 2012
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

San Diego (May 23, 2012) – The Honorable Cathy Ann Bencivengo, United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of California, has set a trial date of October 1, 2012 in the case of Academy of Our Lady of Peace v. City of San […]

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Metro South Church: How a Religious Land Use issue resolved without litigation.

  • April 24, 2012
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

On Sunday April 22, 2012, Metro South Church opened the doors of its new worship facility in Taylor, Michigan for corporate worship for the very first time. The Church secured a vacant building, empty for nearly ten years and formally used as a Sports Authority […]

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Court Allows RLUIPA Equal Terms Claim to Proceed to Trial

  • April 9, 2012
  • by Admin

Last week, the district court for the Western District of Washington in Victory Center v. City of Kelso addressed a RLUIPA challenge to newly passed zoning regulations that prohibited Victory Center from operating an educational and cultural center in an area newly designated for pedestrian […]

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Court Allows RLUIPA Equal Terms Claim to Proceed to Trial

  • April 9, 2012
  • by Admin

Last week, the district court for the Western District of Washington in Victory Center v. City of Kelso addressed a RLUIPA challenge to newly passed zoning regulations that prohibited Victory Center from operating an educational and cultural center in an area newly designated for pedestrian […]

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A community defending a Religious Land Use action may not identify and depose donors

  • March 18, 2012
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

May a community defending a RLUIPA action seek to identify and depose donors to a religious organization? In Tree of Life Christian School v. City of Upper Arlington, 2012 U.S. Dist, LEXIS 32205 (03.12.12) the Court answered no based on First Amendment free association concerns. […]

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New RLUIPA Lawsuit Filed in Michigan on Behalf of Islamic Academy

  • March 13, 2012
  • by Admin

Last month, an Islamic school from Ann Arbor, Michigan, filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the Township’s denial of the school’s request for a zoning variance amounted to a violation of RLUIPA and the U.S. Constitution. In October 2011, the Township Board of Trustees unanimously […]

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