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Denial of church’s zoning requests didn’t violate law (access required)

Where a church was aware of zoning restrictions when it purchased property, it could not have had a reasonable expectation of religious land use, dooming its claim under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, or RLUIPA. Because the land use restrictions were rationally related to the government’s interest in protecting the region’s watershed, ...