RELIGIOUS LAND USE, ZONING & RLUIPA BLOG

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.

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10th Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms the Rocky Mountain Christian Church Jury Verdict.

In a unanimous decision, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals […]

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Does RLUIPA apply to Historic Preservation Designations?

In reaction to the loss of several important buildings within […]

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A RLUIPA Case Study

Carlinville Southern Baptist Church, located in Carlinville, Illinois thought how […]

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Considerations in Filing a RLUIPA Lawsuit

If your religious organization is considering a RLUIPA challenge to […]

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When is a claim ripe for review under RLUIPA?

One of the most vexing questions in land use law […]

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Is RLUIPA constitutional?

Ten years after Congress passed the Religious Land Use and […]

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Expanding an Existing Building and RLUIPA

Many of the cases involving RLUIPA occur after a religious […]

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Understanding RLUIPA – Why We need the Law and the Impact of the Law

Before Congress enacted RLUIPA in 2000, the conventional view confirmed […]

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Understanding RLUIPA – the Remedies

Congress provided two remedies for religious organizations that prevail in […]

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Understanding RLUIPA – the Unreasonable Limitations and Exclusion Clauses

The fourth and fifth prongs of RLUIPA are the unreasonable […]

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Understanding RLUIPA – the Non-Discrimination Clause

The third area of religious discrimination Congress addressed when enacting […]

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Understanding RLUIPA – the Equal Terms Provision

Congress provided a separate section of RLUIPA, known as the […]

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ABOUT DALTON & TOMICH, PLC

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.

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