No government shall impose a substantial burden on the religious exercise of a person residing in or confined to an institution, as defined in section
1997 of this title, even if the burden results from a rule of general applicability, unless the government demonstrates that imposition of the burden on that person—
(1)is in furtherance of a compelling governmental interest; and
(2)is the least restrictive means of furthering that compelling governmental interest.
(b) Scope of application
This section applies in any case in which—
(1)the substantial burden is imposed in a program or activity that receives Federal financial assistance; or
(2)the substantial burden affects, or removal of that substantial burden would affect, commerce with foreign nations, among the several States, or with Indian tribes.
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