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The Power Of Appeal: City council overturns planning commission’s decision on resort

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The Tribune News, May 14, 2013

She referenced a letter sent to the city written by The Becket Fund for Religious Liberties, the nation’s leading religious liberties law firm located in Washington D.C., that said: “Because the city has already approved the site for a place of significant assembly—a large riverfront resort—RLUIPA prohibits the city from refusing to approve the church’s proposal on the basis that the resort will be used for religious purposes or that the applicant is a church.”