Posted by: Patricia Salkin | January 10, 2011

US Supreme Court Denies Cert in Colorado RLUIPA Case

Many people were waiting anxiously in the hopes that US Supreme Court might grant cert in the Rocky Mountain Christian Church case out of the Tenth Circuit. The ending is not what Boulder County, Co officials had hoped for, leaving the County to pay $1.5 million in legal fees for the Church, not to mention their own costs of seven years of litigation in this matter.   Religious advocacy groups, municipal groups and those in the land use planning and regulatory fields will have to wait for another case and another day before the U.S. Supreme  Court resolves lingering uncertainties and inconsistent interpretations of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act.


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