Wednesday, July 22, 2009

RLUIPA related decision in Lake Bluff, IL

A recent article in the Chicago tribune highlights a reversal of a decision allowing a Lake Bluff resident to ignore his property taxes on the argument that his $3 million dollar home was a church.

What do you think? Does he have basis for a RLUIPA violation argument? The states Department of Revenue doesn't think so.

Anyone interested in land use law should read this article and read about RLUIPA or The Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act.

Mansions 'Cross' didn't help banker's tax argument.
Source @ Chicago Tribune

Additional Resources on RLUIPA: - Internet Resource from the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
RLUIPA - The Act as it appears from the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division

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