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Supreme Court of the United States

Kingdom First Ministries v. City of Atlanta

Last Updated: 5/29/2020

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Summary

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

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.

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