‘Reverse’ bias challenge against religious law agreements fails

By Bill Wichert (March 24, 2022, 9:51 p.m. EDT) – A federal judge in New Jersey on Thursday overturned a challenge by a group of Woodcliff Lake residents to resolve claims that the city violated the law on religious land use and institutionalized people by refusing a request to build a new Jewish place of worship, rejecting its claim of “reverse discrimination”.

U.S. District Judge Katharine S. Hayden granted borough officials’ motion to dismiss a two-count lawsuit by Woodcliff Lake Citizens Against Overdevelopment Inc. seeking to void settlements allowing an Orthodox Jewish congregation, known as Valley Chabad, to build a house of worship on his property.

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