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.

Dalton & Tomich wins injunction against Hinds County, Mississippi on behalf of The Church at Jackson

County’s zoning ordinance violates Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons […]

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Are We Done Building Churches?

According to Census Bureau Data and a recent article by […]

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Park and pray? Church wins preliminary injunction against City of St. Pete Beach, which attempted to forbid public parking in Church’s lot

City’s punitive measures restricting religious exercise of Pass-A-Grille Beach Community […]

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Alabama’s protection of religious exercise stronger than federal law

  Religious organizations often turn to courts when their freedom […]

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Zana Tomich Named a “Go-To” Business Lawyer by Michigan Lawyers Weekly

Media Contact: Barbara Fornasiero; EAFocus Communications;; 248.260.8466 Detroit—December 30, […]

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The legal issues involved hosting Church at a private home

In certain parts of the country, like California, large religious […]

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Attorney Sorin Leahu

Attorney Sorin A. Leahu joins Dalton & Tomich

Detroit —October 1, 2020—Daniel Dalton and Zana Tomich, co-founders of […]

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Methodist Separation: We offer this good book

We have exciting news to announce.  Our free guide to […]

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Happy RLUIPA Day!

This Tuesday, September 22, 2020, will be the 20th anniversary […]

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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.