The State & Local Government Section of the American Bar Association is hosting a webinar that may be of interest to our readers – “Litigating Religious Land Use Cases.” Here is a description of the program:
This program will explore and analyze legal principles and issues related to litigating religious land use cases. It will cover the kinds of religious land use claims that religious entities can bring under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act ("RLUIPA"), state Religious Freedom Restoration Acts and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment. When religious expression is hindered by local zoning laws, RLUIPA has proven to be a valuable tool that not only benefits both the government and religious entities by promoting the viability of social growth in the community, but also increases religious tolerance and inclusion. The panelists will provide practical tips for attorneys on both sides of the fence through municipal review and litigation in state or federal court.
The webinar is scheduled for November 6, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET. For more information about the program, including registration, click here.