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February 20, 2011 12:08 pm

Feds Join Chabad Lawsuit Against Connecticut Town

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AP – The U.S. Justice Department has stepped in on the side of Jewish group suing Litchfield after being denied permission to build a synagogue in town.

Chabad Lubavich of Litchfield County, a conservative Hasidic group, filed suit in federal court in Bridgeport in 2009, alleging that the town’s denial of a building permit violated the terms of the federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act. The act prohibits local governments from imposing zoning regulations that restrict religious freedom.

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