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Article • August 30, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
Filed under: RLUIPA, Religious Grooming
Fifth Circuit Vacates Dismissal of Texas Grooming Policy RLUIPA Claim by The Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has reversed the dismissal of a challenge to a prison grooming policy filed by Native American prisoners. Texas state prisoners Teddy Norris Davis and Robbie Dow Goodman alleged their religious freedoms ...
Brief • 2017
Powell v. City of Long Beach, CA, Settlement, Hijab, 2017 RELEASE AND SETTLEMENT OF CLAIM FOR THE SOLE CONSIDERATION OF EIGHTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($85,000.00), tous inhand paid by the CITY OF LONG BEACH, the receipt of which ishereby acknowledged, KIRSTY POWELL ("PLAINTIFF"), DOES HEREBY RELEASE, ACQUIT, AND FOREVER DISCHARGE ...
Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
Oregon: Muslim Prison Visitor Receives $40,000 for Discrimination, Retaliation by The Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC) agreed to pay a female Muslim visitor $40,000 for religious discrimination and retaliation by state prison guards. Myell Thompson, who converted to the Islamic faith, wears a traditional head covering known as a hijab. ...
Article • October 3, 2016 • from PLN October, 2016
Eleventh Circuit Upholds Alabama DOC Short Hair Policy Following Remand from Supreme Court by The Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) does not overcome the Alabama Department of Corrections’ (ADOC) “short hair policy” for prisoners, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals held. The ruling was issued on remand ...
Oregon Habeas Cognizable to Challenge Confinement in Florida and Colorado under Interstate Compact by In a pair of rulings, the Oregon Court of Appeals held that prisoners incarcerated in other states under the Interstate Corrections Compact (ICC) may challenge the conditions of their confinement in habeas corpus actions against Oregon ...
Fifth Circuit Reverses District Court's Denial of Appointment of Counsel by On March 6, 2009, Fifth Circuit reversed the district court's denial of appointment of counsel and upheld the dismissal of free exercise, equal protection and retaliation claims. Texas prisoner Willie Lee Garner filed a pro se lawsuit pursuant to ...
Article • June 3, 2016 • from PLN June, 2016
Fifth Circuit Holds Texas Prisoner Has Right to Grow “Fist-Length” Beard by Pursuant to the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Holt v. Hobbs, 135 S.Ct. 853 (2015) [PLN, Aug. 2015, p.50], the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) changed its grooming policy on August 1, 2015. The new policy ...
Brief • 2016
Filed under: Religious Grooming
Powell v. City of Long Beach, CA, Complaint, Hijab, 2016 Case 2:16-cv-02966-PSG-SK Document 2 Filed 04/29/16 Page 1 of 16 Page ID #:4 1 2 3 .. -· YALDA SATAR (SBN 304366) ysatar@cair.com Council on American-Islamic Relations-CA 2180 W. Crescent Ave, Suite F Anaheim, CA 92801 T: (714) 776-1177 /F: ...
Brief • April 27, 2016
Filed under: Religious Grooming
Holt v. Kelley, AR, Permanent Injunction, religious grooming beard, 2015 Case 5:11-cv-00164-BSM Document 165 Filed 06/04/15 Page 1 of 4 Case 5:11-cv-00164-BSM Document 165 Filed 06/04/15 Page 2 of 4 Case 5:11-cv-00164-BSM Document 165 Filed 06/04/15 Page 3 of 4 IT IS SO ORDERED THIS 4th day of June 2015. ...
Article • August 1, 2015 • from PLN August, 2015
Filed under: RLUIPA, Religious Grooming
Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban on Short Beard for Muslim Prisoner by Derek Gilna Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban on Short Beard for Muslim Prisoner by Derek Gilna In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court found a restriction imposed on a Muslim prisoner who wanted to grow a short ...
Article • June 12, 2015
Filed under: RLUIPA, Religious Grooming
Fifth Circuit: Texas May Not Enforce Rule Prohibiting Religious Beards by Matthew T. Clarke Fifth Circuit: Texas May Not Enforce Rule Prohibiting Religious Beards By Matt Clarke On April 2, 2013, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the Texas Department of Criminal Justice could not continue to enforce ...
Jail Closes “God Pod,” Agrees to Accommodate Muslim Prisoners by Jail Closes “God Pod,” Agrees to Accommodate Muslim Prisoners The Pierce County Jail (PCJ) in Washington State agreed to adopt new policies to protect the religious rights of Muslim prisoners as part of a settlement agreement in litigation brought by ...
Article • September 20, 2014 • from PLN September, 2014
Alabama DOC Short Hair Policy Does Not Violate RLUIPA by David Reutter Alabama DOC Short Hair Policy Does Not Violate RLUIPA by David M. Reutter The Eleventh Circuit held in July 2013 that an Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) policy requiring prisoners to maintain short hair does not violate their ...
Brief • May 29, 2014
Filed under: Religious Grooming
Holt v. Hobbs, AR, Amicus Brief, S.Ct. Addresses Religious Grooming, 2014 No. 13-6827 IN THE Supreme Court of the United States GREGORY HOUSTON HOLT A/K/A ABDUL MAALIK MUHAMMAD, Petitioner, v. RAY HOBBS, DIRECTOR, ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION, ET AL., Respondents. ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF ...
Article • March 15, 2014 • from PLN March, 2014
Seventh Circuit Upholds Removal of Prisoner’s Dreadlocks by The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has held that an Illinois prisoner’s religious rights were not violated when prison officials required him to cut off his dreadlocks to be transported to a court hearing. Peter A. Lewis, incarcerated at the Dixon Correctional ...
Brief • January 3, 2014
Filed under: RLUIPA, Religious Grooming
Holt v. Hobbs, AR, Petitioner's Supplemental Brief, S.Ct. Addresses Religious Grooming, 2014 No. 13-6827 In the Supreme Court of the United States __________ GREGORY HOUSTON HOLT A/K/A ABDUL MAALIK MUHAMMAD, PETITIONER v. RAY HOBBS, DIRECTOR, ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION, ET AL. __________ ON PETITION FOR A WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO ...
Article • July 15, 2013 • from PLN July, 2013
Fourth Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Case Challenging Virginia DOC Grooming Policy by Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor joined a panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, by designation, in finding that a district court had erred in upholding a Virginia prison grooming policy that prohibited prisoners from ...
Fifth Circuit Reverses District Court's Denial of Appointment of Counsel by On March 6, 2009, Fifth Circuit reversed the district court's denial of appointment of counsel and upheld the dismissal of free exercise, equal protection and retaliation claims. Texas prisoner Willie Lee Garner filed a pro se lawsuit pursuant to ...
Article • April 15, 2013 • from PLN April, 2013
Forcible Cutting of Illinois Prisoner’s Dreadlocks Found Unconstitutional by The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has held that an Illinois prison guard violated the First Amendment rights of a prisoner by ordering his dreadlocks to be forcibly shorn. The appellate court further held the guard was not entitled to qualified ...
Article • April 15, 2013
Tenth Circuit: Individual Damage Claims Improper Under RLUIPA; Right Against Rastafarian Haircut Not Clearly Established by The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court's dismissal of a Kansas Rastafarian prisoner's constitutional and statutory challenges to a requirement that he comb out or cut his dreadlocks. Sturgeon Stewart was ...
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