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42 U.S.C. § 2000cc-1 - U.S. Code - Unannotated Title 42. The Public Health and Welfare § 2000cc-1. Protection of religious exercise of institutionalized persons

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(a)General rule

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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