42 U.S. Code § 2000cc–1 - Protection of religious exercise of institutionalized persons
Protection of religious exercise of institutionalized persons
(a) General ruleNo 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—
is the least restrictive means of furthering that compelling governmental interest.
(b) Scope of applicationThis section applies in any case in which—
the substantial burden is imposed in a program or activity that receives Federal financial assistance; or
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