Supreme Court Exempts Religious Groups from Protection Laws

April 30, 2001

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

On April 30, 2001, The San Francisco Chronicle reported that "the U.S. Supreme Court let stand today lower court rulings exempting religious organizations from local landmark protection laws." Its ruling "allows church groups to raze and replace historic buildings...A suit challenging the law was filed by a coalition of groups that included the city of San Francisco."