We previously reported on the Seventh Circuit’s decision in Eagle Cove Camp & Conference Center v. Town of Woodboro, Wisconsin (7th Cir. 2013) in which plaintiff Eagle Cove sought to construct a year-round Bible camp in a residential zone on Wisconsin’s Squash Lake. The Seventh Circuit found that the Town of Woodboro’s denial of Eagle Cove’s applications did not violate RLUIPA’s total exclusion, substantial burden, unreasonable limitation, and equal terms provisions. Our previous post about the Seventh Circuit’s decision is available here.
On March 10, 2013, Eagle Cove filed a petition for certiorari with the United States Supreme Court seeking review of the Seventh Circuit’s decision. We will report back on the substance of the petition for certiorari after we have had a chance to review it. The petition may be accessed here.
As we recently noted, the United States Supreme Court has never considered a RLUIPA case in the land use context, although earlier this month it agreed to review an RLUIPA prisoner case.