The Yale Law Journal

Patrick E. Reidy, c.s.c.

Note

Condemning Worship: Religious Liberty Protections and Church Takings

Patrick E. Reidy, c.s.c.

This Note explores how courts interpret religious liberty protections when the government seeks to condemn property owned by faith communities (“church takings”), revealing how judges discriminate between types of religious property. While protecting houses of worship, courts allow condemning author…