Sunday, November 13, 2005

RLUIPA case in Portsmouth?

The Norfolk paper reports here on a case before Judge Doumar of the E.D. Va. under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Person Act, having to do with the city's decision to prevent a 100 year-old church building from reopening as a church.

The article says the judge scoffed at the city's arguments that the case involved purely zoning issues, and suggested that the parties ought to settle. Judges often say the parties should settle, but sometimes what that means is that the judge thinks one side or the other has got nothing.

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