Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000


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Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000

Federal legislation that prohibits any government from imposing or implementing a land-use regulation in a manner that imposes a substantial burden on the religious exercise of a person,including a religious assembly or institution, unless the government demonstrates that imposition of the burden on that person, assembly, or institution (1) is in furtherance of a compelling governmental interest and (2) is the least restrictive means of furthering that compelling governmental interest.

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5) Joint Statement of Senator Hatch and Senator Kennedy on the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000, 146 Cong.
A class of Muslim state prisoners sought relief under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA) and state prison officials challenged the constitutionality of the Act.
Circuit Court of Appeals found that the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA) does not unconstitutionally favor religion.