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Civil Rights – Burden on Inmate’s Religious Rights Not Justified (access required)

The government was not entitled to summary judgment against an inmate who claimed that his religious freedom was violated, the appellate court held. Appellant Aaron Carter, a Virginia prisoner, follows dietary restrictions in accordance with his religion (Nation of Islam). He participated in a program whereby the prison would provide an appropriate religious diet in exchange ...

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