2011

Land Use

Opinion in Zubarau v. City of Palmdale

Thursday, January 27, 2011, Court of Appeal, Second District, Deborah J. Fox, Dawn McIntosh

Second District Court of Appeal Opinion in Zubarau v. City of Palmdale(2011) --- Cal.Rptr.3d ----, 2011 WL 242423 (Cal.App. 2 Dist.), 11 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 1351, 2011 Daily Journal D.A.R. 1655.

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Municipal and Special District Law

Opinion in Zubarau v. City of Palmdale

Thursday, January 27, 2011, Court of Appeal, Second District, Deborah J. Fox, Dawn McIntosh

Second District Court of Appeal Opinion in Zubarau v. City of Palmdale(2011) --- Cal.Rptr.3d ----, 2011 WL 242423 (Cal.App. 2 Dist.), 11 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 1351, 2011 Daily Journal D.A.R. 1655.

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Opinion in International Church of Foursquare Gospel v. City of San Leandro

Tuesday, February 15, 2011, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Deborah J. Fox, Peter S. Hayes, Jayne W. Williams

Reversal of the district court's judgement in International Church of Foursquare Gospel v. City of San Leandro, 632 F.Supp.2d 925 (N.D. Cal. 2008). District Judge finds a triable issue regarding whether the City imposed a substantial burden on the Church's religious Exercise under RLUIPA and that the City failed to prove a compelling interest for its actions. 

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Trial and Litigation

Opinion in International Church of Foursquare Gospel v. City of San Leandro

Tuesday, February 15, 2011, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Deborah J. Fox, Peter S. Hayes, Jayne W. Williams

Reversal of the district court's judgement in International Church of Foursquare Gospel v. City of San Leandro, 632 F.Supp.2d 925 (N.D. Cal. 2008). District Judge finds a triable issue regarding whether the City imposed a substantial burden on the Church's religious Exercise under RLUIPA and that the City failed to prove a compelling interest for its actions. 

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