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

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
Permission public domain
Posted 1998 by Jonah Winters
Classified in Legal/gov't. Documents
Abstract Two court decisions regarding the tax exempt status of the Green Acre Bahá'í School, 1954 and 1963, and notes from a 1997 follow-up.
Notes In the first document, Green Acre Bahá'í 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 Bahá'í 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.

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