Read the ruling here.
Subscribe to Closing Arguments
Sign up for new weekly newsletter Closing Arguments to get the latest about ongoing trials, major litigation and hot cases and rulings in courthouses around the U.S. and the world.
SAN FRANCISCO — The Ninth Circuit found that a Hawaii federal court should not have rendered judgment in favor of Maui after a county commission denied the Spirit of Aloha Temple’s application for a permit to hold religious services on the property, which is agriculturally zoned. The regulation violates the group’s First Amendment rights.