High Court Denies Rehearing Of Native American Inmates’ Challenge To Grooming Policy

(June 27, 2016, 12:21 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on June 27 denied rehearing in litigation brought by several Native American prison inmates challenging Alabama’s grooming policy, which requires all male inmates to wear a “regular hair cut,” defined as “off neck and ears” (Ricky Knight, et al. v. Leslie Thompson, et al., No. 15-999, U.S. Sup.).

On May 2, the Supreme Court denied the inmates’ petition, which asked the high court to rule that Alabama’s grooming policy violates the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of...
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