Huy Signs On to Supreme Court Brief Re: Native Prisoners’ Religious Rights

Mar 14th, 2014

Huy signed on to a U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief along with the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) and National Congress of American Indians (NCAI).

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The brief urges the High Court to accept review of the Knight v. Thompson case, which involves an Alabama prison grooming policy that restricts Native inmates from wearing unshorn hair in accordance with tribal religion, as a companion case to Holt v. Hobbs, a similar case that the Court recently accepted for review.

Hobbs involves an Arkansas prison grooming policy that prohibits an inmate from growing a one-half-inch beard consistent with his religion.