UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTMIDDLE DISTRICT OF TENNESSEENASHVILLE DIVISIONUNITED STATES OF AMERICA,))Plaintiff,))v.)No. 3:12-0737)Judge SharpRUTHERFORD COUNTY TENNESSEE,))Defendant.)MEMORANDUM
Pending before the Court is an Amended Motion to Intervene (Docket No. 23) filed byputative Cross-Plaintiffs Henry Golcynski, Lisa Moore, Kevin Fisher, John Lilley, Marlena Gregory,Caleb Gregory, Brian Gregory, Jim Holt, June Lilley Holt, Jim McCormack III, Annmarie Shannon,Shane Davis, and Ronald Todd. The Government has filed a response in opposition to the Motion(Docket No. 26), while Defendant Rutherford County has filed a response, taking “no position onwhether this Court should allow the putative Plaintiffs to intervene[.]” (Docket No. 27 at 13).On August 24, 2012, the Court heard oral argument on the Amended Motion to Intervene.For the reasons that follow, the Amended Motion to Intervene will be granted subject to certainlimitations.
I. FACTUAL BACKGROUND AND PROCEDURAL POSTURE
This is an action for injunctive and equitable relief brought by the United States againstRutherford County, Tennessee under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (“RLUIPA”), 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000cc-2000cc-5. On July 18, 2012, Judge Campbell issued aTemporary Restraining Order, requiring Rutherford County to (1) process the Islamic Center of 1
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