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Norwalk Settles Mosque Lawsuit for $2 Million

A long-running dispute between the city of Norwalk and an Islamic group appears to be settled, with the city agreeing to pay $2 million to the group and help it find an alternate location for a mosque and a meeting...more

City, Islamic Group Near Settlement in Mosque Suit; Proposed deal would curtail legal fees, end religious land use case

Lawyers representing an Islamic group that wants to build a mosque in Norwalk had run up an estimated $5.5 million legal tab. That number was making attorneys representing the city a bit nervous. And so the two sides...more

The Best Defense You’ve Never Heard Of – The Federal Enclave Doctrine Restricts Wrongful Termination Remedies

The relatively obscure Federal Enclave Doctrine is potentially a powerful arrow in the quiver of defense counsel, where the tortious act complained of occurred on federal land. In the context of employment-related claims, the...more

County of Hawaii v. C&J Coupe Family Ltd. P'ship

Opinion of the Court

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County of Hawaii v. C&J Coupe Family Ltd. P'ship

Reply Brief for the Appellant

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County of Hawaii v. C&J Coupe Family Ltd. P'ship

Opening Brief for the Appellant

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HISTORIC PRESERVATION and RLUIPA: Finding an Appropriate Balance between America’s Heritage and the Free Exercise Clause

This article is an exploration of how historic preservation ordinances around the U.S. see interference by RLUIPA. It begins with an explanation of historic preservation in the U.S. and suggests ways RLUIPA can be easily...more

Maui Tomorrow v. State of Hawaii, Board of Land and Natural Resources

Opinion of the Court

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Frustaci v. City of South Portland

$300,000.00 verdict against City Hall affirmed!

City council exceeded its authority by discontinuing public road access to private land without compensating the owner of the affected parcel. Owner was entitled to damages equal to the difference between the value of the...more

Maui Tomorrow v. State of Hawaii, Board of Land and Natural Resources

Answering Brief of Appellee Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation

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