From the Longmont Ledger
National government, religious groups join battle over Niwot church growth plan
March 9, 2010 by Monte Whaley
Filed under News, Top Stories
Lawyers Monday argued over the expansion plans for a Boulder County church that have become so controversial national religious and government organizations have been drawn into the fight.
The three-judge 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals heard from attorneys representing Niwot-based Rocky Mountain Christian Church and Boulder County.
The county is appealing a 2008 decision by a federal jury that the county commissioners violated the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act by denying the church’s request to expand.