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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

BREAKING NEWS: "High Court Sides With Inmates on Religion"

The Supreme Court issued an opinion in Cutter v. Wilkinson, No. 03-9877, upholding Congress' power to require officials of state and local prisons and jails to find ways to allow inmates to practice their religious beliefs. The decision was unanimous. Justice Clarence Thomas filed a concurring opinion. The oral argument transcript is available here.

An early press report can be accessed here.

The impact of the case on the suit filed by a Sikh inmate remains to be seen. Stay tuned for further details....

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