Churches and other religious institutions are protected from discrimination by municipalities and other local government bodies by the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act. It’s the land use act better known as RLUIPA.

Dalton & Tomich’s land law blog is a comprehensive resource for religious groups that are looking to expand their presence in the community. You’ll find the latest information on changes to land use acts, new zoning laws, pivotal cases and insights from experienced legal professionals that have helped protect the rights of religious organizations.

Land Use Information From the Experienced Attorneys

This land law blog is curated by national leaders in religious land use and zoning law. It highlights RLUIPA case studies, descriptions of different land use acts and commentary on related news. It’s a resource for church, synagogue, mosque and temple leaders that plan to expand their houses of worship.

Local Issues on a National Level

We help congregations throughout the country by providing explanations of how components of the RLUIPA law apply on a local level. Land use meanings and regulations can vary from state to state, but federal laws apply across the U.S. The Dalton & Tomich legal team consults on cases around the country to bring you local insights on a national level.

Current Events and Timeless Constitutional Rights

The information found on our blog covers current events that are happening now and how they impact the constitutional rights of religious groups.

Big Supreme Court Win For Religious Schools and School Choice Movement

This morning the United States Supreme Court reaffirmed that it […]

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Court Orders municipality to tax residents after its leaders refused to pay a judgment

Civil rights litigation is vitally important. But it is neither […]

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The Coming Legal Battles Over How To Fund Religious Schools and Where They Can Locate

The pandemic forced public and private schools all across the […]

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Dalton & Tomich sues Wakulla County, Florida who tried to close a religious shelter

Lawsuit seeks to secure City Walk’s right under RLUIPA to […]

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Attorney Adel Nucho joins Dalton & Tomich

Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus   Communications;; 248.260.8466; Daniel Dalton; […]

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How Religious Groups May Use Their Facilities to Help the Homeless During the Pandemic

An increasing number of state and local governments are issuing […]

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Noel W. Sterett named a partner at Dalton & Tomich

Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus   Communications;; 248.260.8466; Daniel Dalton; […]

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Interesting Land Use Provisions of the Illinois Religious Corporation Act

In Illinois, there is a very old and little-known law […]

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This RLUIPA blog is published by one of the most experienced religious land use legal teams in the United States. The attorneys at Dalton & Tomich have served as legal representatives and expert consultants on some of the most high-profile land use cases in the country. Our work has brought us coast-to-coast as we work to help religious organizations preserve their right to use the land they own.

On the Dalton & Tomich, PLC land law blog you can also find company updates. Meet the latest members of our team and read about the outcomes of our most recent cases. It’s a great way to get to know the people behind the legal process.