A national non-profit law firm that specializes in religious liberty is taking the case of a Shingletown-area vintner who's been fighting Shasta County. The Liberty Institute announced Thursday their representation of Reverge Anselmo. He started building a private chapel in 2011 on his 28-Hundred Acre ranch and vineyard located on Inwood Road. The building was red-tagged by the county for not having proper permits and for being a zoning violation. In response, Anselmo filed lawsuits against the Shasta County Department of Resource Management, the board of supervisors and others. A federal judge ruled in May that Anselmo did not provide a good enough reason to avoid the necessity of a rezoning permit or a building permit. Anselmo had cited religious freedom in the free exercise clause of the Constitution. In October a federal court rejected all of Anselmo's remaining claims that the county took his property without just compensation and violated his rights to due process, equal protection, and free speech. The court also ruled that the county did not retaliate against Anselmo, they just required that he follow the same rules as everybody else. Now, the Liberty Institute has submitted a letter brief to the Shasta County Board of Building Appeals alleging a violation of religious liberty rights. The institute cites the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000. The institute is based in Plano, Texas. We spoke with Shasta County's legal council, who said he wasn't sure the institute had seen all the materials because the land use act cited in the letter was specifically addressed by a federal judge in May, who determined it did not apply to this case.