First Amendment | Legal experts say local land use fights highlight the ongoing struggle religious groups face in an increasingly secular culture
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 1/30/18, 03:54 pm
Land use activists normally reserve the “not in my backyard” declaration for halting the incursion of the most odious bad neighbors, like landfills, ostensibly in defense of property values or neighborhood safety. But what excuse do residents of Boca Raton, Fla., have for filing lawsuits to prohibit the construction of a Jewish synagogue?