On February 27, 2015, Hiram (Ted) Carey, Karla Chaffee, and Evan Seeman were the featured speakers at the Touro Law Center’s Land Use & Sustainable Development Law Institute’s inaugural “Bagels with the Boards” CLE. The program was largely attended by local government lawyers, who learned about techniques that local governments may use to avoid, mitigate, and defend against claims taken under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA). Ted, Karla, and Evan also discussed the basic claims that can be brought under RLUIPA, the state of religious land use litigation since RLUIPA’s enactment in 2000, the courts’ varying interpretation and treatment of the Act across the country, particularly in the Second Circuit, recent cases of interest, and the how the Supreme Court’s decisions in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby and Holt v. Hobbs could affect the landscape of religious land use litigation. A copy of their PowerPoint presentation is available here.