Thursday, October 03, 2019

Chabad House's Suit Against Zoning Officials Is Dismissed

In Friends of Lubavitch v. Baltimore County, Maryland, (D MD, Sept. 30, 2019), a Maryland federal district court dismissed a suit in which a Chabad House serving students at Towson University and Goucher College challenged a state court order requiring it to raze the expansion of its building which was constructed in violation of zoning rules and a deed restriction.  Plaintiff claimed that implementation of the county's land use rules infringed its rights under RLUIPA and the 1st and 14th Amendments.