07/22/2011 09:32 am ET Updated Sep 21, 2011

City Asks Supreme Court To Hear Land Use Case Against Megachurch

The City of San Leandro asked the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday to review a land use case involving a local megachurch that sought to open a new church in an industrial zone.

The city is asking the court to review a federal appeals court decision in favor of Faith Fellowship Foursquare Church, a 2,000-member church that purchased property to expand and was then forced to sell it at a loss after the city denied the required zoning and use permits.

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