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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear RLUIPA Appeal

Previously, we reported on the case filed against the Town of Woodboro and County of Oneida after they denied Eagle Cove Camp & Conference Center's zoning request to allow it to operate a year-round bible camp on land it owned on Squash Lake.  Both the district court and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled in favor of the Town and County. Eagle Cove Camp & Conference Center v. Town of Woodboro, (7th Cir. October 30, 2013). 

Following its loss at the 7th Circuit, Eagle Cove filed a petition for certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court. The U.S. Supreme Court has not considered a RLUIPA case in the land use context, so many were watching to see what the Court would do.  Well, last week the Supreme Court denied Eagle Cove Camp & Conference Center, Inc.’s petition, meaning that the 7th Circuit's ruling that the Town and County did not violate RLUIPA in denying zoning relief to Eagle Cove will stand.

Hat tip to RLUIPA Defense for reporting on the Supreme Court's decision.

Post Authored by Julie Tappendorf, Ancel Glink


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