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Litigating Religious Land Use Cases

ISBN: 9781627226950
Publisher: American Bar Association
Publication Date: 2015-09-07
Number of pages: 224
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This book is a must have resource for religious entities and practitioners alike. It provides practical advice intended to afford sound instruction for religious entities and lawyers representing them to navigate the challenges and uncertainties surrounding a religious land use claim. Daniel Dalton, with over a decade of experience litigating religious land use cases, provides a critical review of:
The history of religious land use Constitutionality of RLUIPAClaims under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000Related religious land use claims such as First Amendment Free Exercise Claims, Free Speech Claims, First Amendment Retaliation, etc...and much more.
From the history to the filing to settling, Mr. Dalton aims to cover the essentials on how religious entities should navigate the path of approval of a religious use, or in the event the use is denied and the community violates the law, litigate land use claims on behalf of religious entities throughout the United States—primarily through RLUIPA (the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act). It is shown that RLUIPA is a valuable legislative tool that not only levels the playing field, but also promotes the viability of social growth in the community.

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