The Virginia State Bar Journal of Local Government Law, Spring 2020 edition, recently featured John Foote’s article on The Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA). Read the article here.
The Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act in the Fourth Circuit
Why do we still care about the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act? Literally thousands of RLUIPA cases have been decided since the Act was passed in 2000, and it would take more than one article, or this writer, to do them justice. The answer may well be that in almost every jurisdiction where a reader may sit, there is likely to be found an evangelical church bursting at its seams in a neighborhood already resistant to its growth, a new synagogue that cannot find land on which to build, and, yes, a mosque that is opposed because it will “generate too much traffic.” Read more