NJ Group’s Religion Law ‘Arming’ Allegation Challenged

By Bill Wichert (February 2, 2022, 7:37 PM EST) – A federal judge in New Jersey on Wednesday rejected an attempt by a group of Woodcliff Lake residents to strike down regulations resolving allegations that the city violated the religious land use and institutionalized people Act rejecting plans for a new Jewish place of worship, challenging its assertion of the “militarization” of status.

U.S. District Judge Katharine S. Hayden challenged that characterization by attorney Woodcliff Lake Citizens Against Overdevelopment Inc. during a Zoom hearing on borough officials’ motion to dismiss the group’s lawsuit seeking to invalidate settlements allowing an Orthodox Jewish congregation to build a house of worship at the property…

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