Land Use Law & Zoning Digest
land use conflicts, religious freedom, NIMBY, zoning
Over the past 25 years, religious institutions have greatly increased their claims of violation of religious freedom when they are denied zoning approval or subjected to historic preservation regulations. While no one can definitively explain the causes of this increase in First Amendment challenges, it can partially be traced to recent changes in both our society and the way our political/legal system conceptualizes religious freedom.
Weinstein, Alan C., "Conflicts in Regulating Religious Institutions" (2000). Law Faculty Articles and Essays. 550.