In an article published in Bloomberg Law on May 10, Shawn Judge is quoted discussing a case regarding Tree of Life Christian Schools urging the Supreme Court to stop zoning discrimination.
The case stemmed from Tree of Life being denied the right to operate a religious school in an area that was previously deemed for commercial use only. The school argues that religious organizations are often prevented from moving or opening a new location due to commercial and residential zoning regulations including revenue and amount of traffic.
Questions about religious freedom have been raised by Justices Brett Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch and Samuel Alito surrounding the case.
Shawn Judge says that the zoning for commercial use has “nothing to do with religion and everything to do with a simple, pragmatic approach to generating enough money to provide city services.”