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Green Acre Bahá'í Institute vs. Town of Eliot, Maine

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Title of item
Green Acre Bahá'í Institute vs. Town of Eliot, Maine
 
Editor, translator, etc.  
Ralph D. Wagner, comp
Date of this edition 1954/1963
LanguageEnglish
Permission public domain
Posted 1998 by Jonah Winters
Classified in Legal/gov't. Documents
URLbahai-library.com/green_acre_vs_eliot
Abstract Two court decisions regarding the tax exempt status of the Green Acre Baha'i School, 1954 and 1963, and notes from a 1997 follow-up.
Notes In the first document, Green Acre Baha'i Institute v. Town of Eliot, 1954, the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine ruled that the Institute was entitled to tax exemption as a charitable institution. In the second, Green Acre Baha'i Institute v. Town of Eliot, 1963, the same court removed the tax exemption, based on a 1957 law limiting exemptions to institutions that primarily serve residents of Maine. Later, in 1997, the US Supreme Court declared this law unconstitutional in a case brought by a Christian Science institution.

Text taken from "Westlaw," a commercial database published by the West Publishing Company. In order to comply with copyright law, any annotations have been deleted, leaving the original public-domain text. [-R.D.W.]

Tags Court cases; Green Acre; Tax exemption
Locations Eliot; Maine; United States (documents)
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