Court Rejects City’s Appeal over Chabad Lawsuit

The U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from the Litchfield Historic District Commission, which was sued for religious discrimination when it rejected plans for the expansion of a Chabad synagogue in 2007.

From ABC News:

The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that said Chabad Lubavitch of Northwest Connecticut could challenge the decision under a federal law barring government interference in religious exercise.

A federal judge originally threw out the case, but the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last year that the lawsuit could go forward.

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