City of Boerne v. Flores (1997)521 U.S. 507 | Rehnquist Court

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The Supreme Court considered whether the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 exempts the Archbishop of San Antonio’s diocese from the city of Boerne’s local ordinance forbidding new construction. The Court ruled that Congress exceeded its 14th Amendment powers by determining the particular manner in which local ordinances enforce RFRA. Additionally, there was no evidence that Boerne’s local ordinance discriminated against the Catholic Church.