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Merced v. Kasson, No. 08-10358

In an action under the Texas Religious Freedom and Restoration Act challenging an ordinance preventing the keeping and slaughter of four-legged animals within defendant-city's borders on the ground that it burdened the Santeria religion, judgment for defendant is reversed where the city had no evidence that plaintiff's animal sacrifices undermined any of its interests.

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Appellate Information

Filed July 31, 2009


Opinion by Judge Elrod