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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In order to further protect religious exercise by institutionalized persons, (2) Congress passed the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA).
Congress responded to the Supreme Court's ruling by passing the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA).
The congregation also claimed that the city's stance violated its rights under the federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000.