Supreme Court nixes review of Boulder church zoning flap | SkyHiNews.com

Supreme Court nixes review of Boulder church zoning flap

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected Boulder County’s request that it review a land-use dispute with a church.

County officials told the Daily Camera Monday that the court has decided against weighing in on the matter.

The county was appealing a federal court decision backing plans by the Rocky Mountain Christian Church in Niwot to nearly double the size of its 128,000-square-foot campus. The church challenged the county’s denial of the plans, citing the federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act.

The law protects churches from discriminatory land-use laws.

Boulder County has said it treated the church’s application the same way it treated others and that it was denied because it would violate land-use codes.


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