Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Cert. Denied In RLUIPA Zoning Decision

The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday denied certiorari in Board of County Commissioners v. Rocky Mountain Christian Church,(Docket No. 10-521, cert. denied 1/10/2011) (Order List).  In the case, the 10th Circuit held that sufficient evidence was presented at trial to justify the jury's determination that the denial of a special use application to Rocky Mountain Christian Church violated the equal terms and unreasonable limitations provisions of RLUIPA. (See prior posting.) The Boulder (CO) Daily Camera reported on the Supreme Court's refusal to review the case.