United States Seventh Circuit

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STS. CONSTANTINE v. NEW BERLIN, 04-2326

Under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, if a land-use decision imposes a substantial burden on religious exercise, and the decision maker cannot justify it, the inference arises that hostility to religion influenced the decision.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 11/02/2004
  • Decided 02/01/2005
  • Published 02/01/2005

Judges

  • POSNER, Circuit Judge., Before POSNER, MANION, and EVANS, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Daniel W. Hildebrand (argued), Dewitt, Ross & Stevens, Madison, WI, for Plaintiffs-Appellants., Marci A. Hamilton (argued), Washington Crossing, PA, for City of New Berlin., Kevin P. Reak, Gunta & Reak, Milwaukee, WI, for Telesfore Wysocki., Eric W. Treene (argued), Karen L. Stevens, Dept. of Justice, Civil Rights Div., Appellate Section, Washington, DC, for U.S.