11th Circ. Revives Temple's Suit Against Fla. City

By Carolina Bolado (August 30, 2013, 8:42 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit on Thursday reversed the dismissal of an Orthodox Jewish synagogue's religious discrimination suit against Sunny Isles Beach, Fla., over the city's designation of its property as a historic site.

A three-judge panel of the appeals court said the district court erred when it dismissed Temple B'Nai Zion's claims as unripe, remanding the case back to the Southern District of Florida.

The district court had said the congregation, which plans to demolish its current structure, needed to submit building plans and request a waiver or variance from the city before it could bring its claims of violations of the...

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