Supreme Court Grants RLUIPA Petition

The Supreme Court granted Holt v. Hobbs, a (handwritten) prisoner petition with the following issues:

(1) Whether the Arkansas Department of Corrections’ no beard growing policy violates the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) or the First Amendment; and (2) whether a ½ inch beard would satisfy the security goals sought by the policy.

SCOTUSblog page here.

Order here.

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