Mosque Denial Lawsuit in New Jersey Reaches $400,000 Settlement

Mosque Denial Lawsuit in New Jersey Reaches $400,000 Settlement

Written by Don Byrd Via Religion Clause, a settlement has been reached in a religious discrimination lawsuit brought against the City of Bayonne, New Jersey for its refusal to approve a zoning permit to a proposed community center and mosque. The decision comes just...
Justice Dept Announces Settlement of Mosque Denial Lawsuit in PA

Justice Dept Announces Settlement of Mosque Denial Lawsuit in PA

Written by Don Byrd The Justice Department has announced a settlement in lawsuits brought against Bensalem Township alleging religious discrimination under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) after denying an Islamic group’s request...
Court Rules Denial of New Jersey Mosque Permit Unlawful

Court Rules Denial of New Jersey Mosque Permit Unlawful

Written by Don Byrd A federal judge in New Jersey has ruled in favor of the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge, which sued the Township of Bernards for denying a construction permit application for a new mosque. A local planning board, the court ruled, violated the...