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Redemption Community Church v. City of Laurel

Last Updated: 6/2/2020

Overview

Summary

Laurel, Maryland, officials adopted a series of unconstitutional zoning code changes to stop Redemption Community Church from operating in the city’s downtown area. The law forces houses of worship to submit to an expensive, time-consuming, and uncertain special exception process that is not imposed on nonreligious organizations.

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Biographies

Christiana Holcomb

Legal Counsel

Christiana Holcomb serves as legal counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, where she is a key member of the Center for Christian Ministries.

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