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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559 Nathan Abbott 9th Cir ADOC argues ADOC asserts ADOC cites ADOC fails April 23 California claim of differential Clause and RLUIPA compelling interest compelling justification constitutional right cost justification denying dietary accommodation differential treatment DISMISSED ON SUMMARY district court Dun & Bradstreet emphasis added Equal Protection Clause Establishment and Equal Establishment Clause claim exercise of religion factual faith Free Exercise Clause GRAB at 28 grooming policy hair length Halal diet Halal meat Halal or Kosher Hobson's choice Hudson interpretation of Islam Kahey Kosher diet least restrictive means Morgan Hill Navajo Nation Orthodox Jewish inmates penological prison security provides Jewish inmates Qur'an rationality review religious beliefs religious exemption religious practice remanded Replacement Opening Brief Reply Brief requirement Shakur's argument SHAKUR'S CLAIMS Shakur's religion Shakur's request Sherbert Society of Jesus Stanford Law School strict scrutiny substantial burden summary judgment Supp trial United vegetarian diet violated the Establishment Warsoldier Westlaw