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City of Boerne v. Flores
Citation:521 U.S. 507 (1997)
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A church in Texas wanted to renovate and enlarge an existing church to fit its growing congregation. The City of Boerne City Council passed an ordinance that required that construction affecting historic landmarks be approved by a commission. City authorities denied approval to the church to expand its building. On behalf of the church, the Respondent (Archbishop of San Antonio) sued the City of Boerne under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, arguing the city had violated their right to free exercise of religion.
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