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Supreme Court rules for bearded Muslim inmate

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posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 12:31 PM
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Say what? I am sorry, but this guy gave up his right to live outside the rules and regulations when he assaulted his girlfriend to the point that he got a life sentence. This is just ridiculous that he, or any other religious worshiper in prison, are allowed some kind of lenience because of religion.

WTF people? Why is there even a question here...the answer is no, you can't have a freaking beard....maybe if you had not been a criminal you could still have one, but now you can't.....deal with it!


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Holt claimed that he has a right to grow a beard under a federal law aimed at protecting prisoners' religious rights. The law is similar to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act that the court said in a 5-4 outcome in late June could be invoked by business owners who object to paying for contraceptives.


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posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 12:34 PM
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He does have the right to grow his beard.

Just like they did in club gitmo.

Didn't even need to invoke the RFRA.

1st amendment yo!

Congress shall make no law prohibiting the free exercise of.

Scotus had to rule that way.



posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 12:36 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
He does have the right to grow his beard.

Just like they did in club gitmo.

Didn't even need to invoke the RFRA.

1st amendment yo!

Congress shall make no law prohibiting the free exercise of.

Scotus had to rule that way.


No..there is actually a law in this state (that the story is in) that says you can't, but he is getting around it by trying to say his will be only a half inch.



posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 12:36 PM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

Yeah I don't really see a problem with that.

The fact that it went all the way up to SCOTUS is ridiculous.

~Tenth



posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 12:48 PM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

People are free to not like it, and express their disgust with it.

As guaranteed by the same piece of paper that says he can grow a beard if he wants.

Although beating his girlfriend is the greater insult to Allah than not having a beard.

In my opinion.



posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 12:53 PM
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originally posted by: Vasa Croe

originally posted by: neo96
He does have the right to grow his beard.

Just like they did in club gitmo.

Didn't even need to invoke the RFRA.

1st amendment yo!

Congress shall make no law prohibiting the free exercise of.

Scotus had to rule that way.


No..there is actually a law in this state (that the story is in) that says you can't, but he is getting around it by trying to say his will be only a half inch.


Yea, but as SCOTUS pointed out, the law is supposed to be because a) a prisoner can hide contraband in a beard and b) a prisoner could shave a beard to alter his appearance.

SCOTUS goes on to say that there is no corresponding law regarding the length of hair on a prisoner's head (which can just as easily be cut or used to hide contraband), and that the argument that a prisoner could hide something in a beard 1/4 or 1/2 an inch long holds no water.

Sorry man, I think SCOTUS got it right.
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posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 01:33 PM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

Life for Assault?


That must have been a severe assault.




I think your outrage about this man is misplaced on the beard.



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