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The Supreme Court decided in late April to let stand a California state court decision that exempts religious organizations from local historic preservation laws. Religious groups can raze and replace historic buildings based upon a 1994 state law. The California Supreme Court had determined last year that religious organizations had the freedom to decide which of their buildings to preserve for posterity. Historic preservation, housing and economic development groups argued that the law gave religious groups an advantage over secular ones that must maintain historic structures.
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Title Annotation:religious groups allowed to raze historic buildings
Publication:State Legislatures
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jul 1, 2001
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