High Court Won't Hear Religious Land Use Appeal

Law360, New York (November 12, 2013, 6:58 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an appeal of a Louisiana court’s ruling that a parish’s land use ordinance requiring that a Catholic organization and bookstore lease public land it was using for parking didn’t impose a substantial burden on the group’s exercise of religion.

As is customary, the high court denied the petition for a writ of certiorari filed by the Daughters of St. Paul, doing business as Pauline Books and Media, without comment. 

The group, a nonprofit Catholic religious order, had protested the...
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