brief 9 - Church of Lukumi Babalu Aye, Inc. v. City of...

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Church of Lukumi Babalu Aye, Inc. v. City of Hialeah, Florida 508 U.S. 520 (1993). Facts:  The Church of Lukumi Babalu, which practiced the religion of Santeria, wanted to set up a  religious establishment in the city of Hialeah, Florida. This upset city officials because the Santeria  religion regularly practices animal sacrifice. While allowing the establishment of the church, the city  passed many ordinances which outlawed animal sacrifice. Ernesto Pichardo, leader of the church,  argued to the District Court that these ordinances violated the Free Exercise Clause.  However, the  District Court affirmed the city of Hialeah. The Court of Appeals also affirmed the city. Pichardo  appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Issue:  Was the Free Exercise Clause violated when The Church of Lukumi Babalu was prevented by 
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