Justice Department Announces New RLUIPA Awareness Initiative

Justice Department Announces New RLUIPA Awareness Initiative

Written by Don Byrd Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced the “Place to Worship Initiative,” which is designed to call attention to a 2000 federal law that protects religious entities against burdensome land use regulations. The Religious Land Use...
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...