Amin Rahman Shakur, plaintiff-appellant v. Terry L. Stewart, Michael Linderman, M. Errol Grant, and Bhishm Naraine, defendants-appellees ...: on appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, no. CIV 01-02470-PHX-PGR (Honorable Paul G. Rosenblatt). : reply brief for plaintiff-appellant
Amin Rahman Shakur, Kathleen M. Sullivan, Derek L. Shaffer, Stanford University. Constitutional Law Center
Constitutional Law Center, Stanford Law School, 2007 - Social Science - 26 pages
The case concerned a federal prisoner in Arizona who practices Islam. The prison did not serve halal meat but served kosher meat to Jewish prisoners. The prisoner requested kosher meat, consistent with his view that its consumption was consistent with Islam. The prison informed him that kosher meat was exclusively "for Jewish prisoners." He challenged this decision pro se as a denial of his religious freedom and lost in a summary judgment for the prison. Stanford's Constitutional Law Center took over representation on appeal under the 9th Circuit pro bono program..
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9th Cir ADOC ADOC's denial ADOC's policy ADOC's refusal afford Bilal budgetary interests citing denying dietary accommodation dietary requests district court erred district court's grant Equal Protection Clause Establishment Clause expense factual dispute filed Fourteenth Amendment Free Exercise Clause further Genuine Issues Govt grant of summary granting summary judgment Halal diet Halal meat Halal or Kosher hiatal hernia inmate's Islamic faith Issues of Material Jewish and Muslim Jewish inmates Jewish prisoners Judaism Over Islam judgment in favor Kiryas Joel Kosher diet Kosher meat least restrictive means legitimate penological interest Material Fact medical condition Muslim inmates Muslim prisoners ovo-lacto vegetarian Plaintiff Plaintiff-Appellant prison officials Qur'an refusing to provide religious accommodation religious beliefs religious faith RLUIPA Claim second amended second amended complaint Shakur's claim Shakur's free exercise Stanford Law School substantial burden Supp SURVIVE SUMMARY JUDGMENT Turner factors U.S. Forest Service vegetarian meals violated the Equal W.D. Wash Ward