“The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to consider an appeal involving a Hasidic Jewish congregation’s 13-year-old plan to build a rabbinical college with apartments for students and their families amid 130 acres straddling routes 202 and 306. [Read more…]
RLUIPA (2000): No government shall impose or implement 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, is in furtherance of a compelling governmental interest; and is the least restrictive means of furthering that compelling governmental interest.” [Read more…]
“The Congregation Rabbinical College of Tartikov is seeking $5.2 million in reimbursement for its legal fees, based on a federal judge’s ruling that the village’s zoning discriminated against it.
The village, which has a 2018 budget of $2.8 million, already has spent more than $5 million since 2007 trying to prevent the congregation from building a dormitory-style school in a wooded area along the Route 202-306 corridor. [Read more…]