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...
Justice Department Sues Over Mosque Permit Denial in Virginia

Justice Department Sues Over Mosque Permit Denial in Virginia

Written by Don Byrd Citing religious liberty protections under the federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), the Department of Justice filed suit this week against Culpepper County, Virginia, for refusing to allow a necessary permit for...