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Kingdom First Ministries v. City of Atlanta

Westerners Plagued by Occasional References to Scripture


Kingdom First Ministries leased property in November 2007 in an area of Atlanta’s West End that was zoned for churches. After applying for a business license the following month, the church was informed that the area had been rezoned and that they would be required to apply for a special use permit. The church applied for the permit, but the city subsequently denied it. ADF attorneys and allied atrorneys later secured a consent order and partial dismissal of the case. The city of Atlanta agreed to change an unconstitutional ordinance that placed a burden on the church.

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David A. Cortman
David A. Cortman
Senior Counsel, Vice President of U.S. Litigation
David A. Cortman serves as senior counsel and vice president of U.S. litigation with Alliance Defending Freedom.