Washington D.C., May 13, 2019 / 12:30 pm
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from an Ohio Christian school that claimed it was singled out for exclusion when a city government denied zoning approval for a new location at a larger building.
The decision lets stand a lower court ruling that sided with the city.
In September 2018 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that the zoning ordinance didn't violate the law. However, dissenting from the ruling was Judge Amul Thapar, who has been listed as a possible Supreme Court nominee for President Donald Trump.
"The government isn't being neutral toward religion when it chooses to treat religious organizations worse than other entities," said John Bursch, senior counsel and vice president of appellate advocacy at the legal group Alliance Defending Freedom.