DOJ Involved In Religious Land Use Dispute
"A Hawaiian county is the latest to join municipalities across the country that have felt the sting of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act. The act puts the First Amendment protection of religious freedom into the context of zoning. It prohibits discrimination against religious institutions and assemblies in zoning decisions unless there is a compelling governmental interest. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has become involved in a number of local zoning matters, including the one in Hawaii, to help uphold the constitutionality of the act."
Thanks to Craig Raborn