Caplan vs. Town Of Acton

Mass. Supreme Judicial Court, SJC-12274, March 9, 2018: Preliminary injunction warranted against grant to preserve active church’s stained glass.

In a case of first impression, this decision determined that the grant of public funds to renovate historic features of an active house of worship pursuant to a locally administered Massachusetts preservation funding statute is not categorically barred [...]

Or Khaim Hashalom v City Of Santa Monica

Court of Appeals of California, Second District, Division Three, No. B212733, November 22, 2010: California’s statutory exemption from historic preservation for noncommercial property owned by a religious organization does not apply to a building that has been a commercial, for-profit apartment building since it was built and was not at the time of the application for [...]