06/30/2016: NJ.com RLUIPA article highlights four S&A clients
In New Jersey, the law came into play in recent years in Wayne and Bridgewater, both of which denied applications to build mosques. In both cases, the Muslim applicants prevailed. . . . RLUIPA now is being invoked by the Chabad Jewish Center of Toms River, which in March sued the township and its zoning board of adjustment for blocking a religious center in a home where it had been operating since 2011. Congregation Kollel in May also cited the law in a suit against the Howell Township Zoning Board of Adjustment, which, it said, was motivated by negative views of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community. And supporters of a Jewish boarding school in January sued Ocean Township and its Zoning Board of Adjustment, again citing the law, after its application was denied last year.
T. Darragh, "Fighting for faith: Who has final say when towns deny places of worship," NJ.com (June 30, 2016)