Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Judge Turk overruled on constitutionality of the RLUIPA

In Madison v. Riter, the Fourth Circuit in an opinion by Judge Wilkinson joined by Judges Michael and Duncan rejected Judge Turk's ruling that the federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act was unconstitutional as a violation of the Establishment Clause, in its requirements that prisons accommodate the religious beliefs of inmates.

The Roanoke Times has this article ("Appeals court backs inmate's religion rights," 12/9) about the decision.

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