Posts Tagged ‘prisoner religious liberty’
Colorado man might have had better luck pursuing his claim through federal or state religious-liberty laws than through free-exercise clause.
Federal judge blocks Indiana prison from enforcing ban on daily group prayer, but notes that her ruling doesn’t prohibit it from taking less restrictive security measures.
Federal judge rules for prisoner David Rentz II, who produced evidence that another inmate had been allowed to use religious oils before Rentz was denied his.
Patrick Portley-El says his rights were violated when state prison officials prevented him from observing the Muslim holiday.
Federal appeals panel finds inmate failed to explain how denial of outdoor circle for Asatru ceremony violated his religious beliefs.
Panel cites 2011 ruling in determining that Nevada’s policy is reasonably related to prison-safety concerns.
Federal judge finds that even if state officials had asserted a compelling government interest, they didn’t prove the ban was the least-restrictive means of furthering that interest.
Trial starts today in lawsuit claiming prison officials are violating John Walker Lindh’s religious rights by preventing inmates from praying together daily.
Prisoner contended his religious liberties were violated when officers took his prison ID photograph; 3rd Circuit panel disagrees.
Justice Department says state ‘forces hundreds of its prisoners to violate their core religious beliefs on a daily basis.’
Justice Department says state’s policy runs contrary to the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act and U.S. Supreme Court precedent.
Federal magistrate says California prisoner failed to show how having a nonwhite cellmate burdens the practice of his religion under the First Amendment.
Federal judge says refusal may substantially burden Andrew John Yellowbear Jr.’s religious beliefs, but that safety and order at prison take precedence.
Jail administrator Mitch Lucas bars Monsignor Ed Lofton from celebrating ritual after he refuses to use grape juice as substitute.
4th Circuit panel says prison failed to explain why a Muslim prisoner’s 1/8-inch beard worn for religious reasons would pose a problem.