Justice Dept. Intervenes In Local Zoning Dispute

The Justice Department accuses a county of religious discrimination and is threatening a lawsuit.
July 8, 2003, 12pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Ordinarily, a local zoning dispute would hardly seem likely to attract the attention of the authorities in Washington. But the Justice Department's civil rights division has weighed in, accusing Maui County of religious discrimination and threatening a lawsuit of its own that would be the first brought by the government under a 2000 law that was intended in part to give churches a leg up in many zoning battles."

Thanks to Bud Laumer

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Published on Friday, July 4, 2003 in The New York Times

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