Dickstein Shapiro



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When Meeting Ground, a Presbyterian church focused on serving the homeless, acquired a new property in Elkton, Maryland, in 2007, it planned to use the building for a day center for the homeless as well as for worship. But its zoning application was denied by the town of Elkton on the grounds that a facility for the homeless would contribute to traffic problems in the community. The Am Law Pro Bono 100Elkton's zoning allowed for churches at the proposed location, but town authorities interpreted the proposed use of the property as philanthropic, not religious.

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