Please join members of our RLUIPA Defense Team for a February 22, 2017 webinar. 

In the 2015 case Holt v. Hobbs, the Supreme Court addressed for the first time the application of RLUIPA in a prison context, holding that a state prison system may not impose a beard-length requirement on a Muslim inmate.

Not understated is the impact of the Supreme Court’s Burwell v. Hobby Lobby ruling under RFRA on RLUIPA litigation and potential claims by for-profit corporations against zoning decisions that burden their owner’s religious exercise.

Our panel will offer practical guidance for counsel advising local governments on ways to avoid RLUIPA claims. The program will discuss recent trends in RLUIPA claims and litigation, including recent Supreme Court cases and many Circuit Court cases under and impacting RLUIPA. The program will look at various approaches to defend against RLUIPA suits once a claim has been filed.

We will review these and other key issues:

  • What types of claims are being raised in RLUIPA litigation and how have the courts responded?
  • What steps can local governments take to avoid RLUIPA challenges?
  • What strategies have been effective for municipalities in defending RLUIPA claims?

After our presentations, we will engage in a live question and answer session with participants so we can answer your questions about these important issues directly.


February 22
1:00–2:30 p.m. EST


For more information or to register, click here,

Or call 1-800-926-7926 ext. 10. Ask for RLUIPA Land Use Discrimination Claims on 2/22/2017.

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