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Prof. Robson on Supreme Court Case on Prisoner’s Religious Beard

October 14, 2014

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson discussed the oral arguments in the Supreme Court regarding a ban on facial hair for incarcerated individuals in a recent op-ed in The Guardian and on Bloomberg Radio.

In Holt (Muhammad) v Hobbs, the US supreme court has to decide whether the ban on facial hair for incarcerated individuals in the state of Arkansas violates the federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) passed by Congress in 2000.

Professor Robson argues in The Guardian that “the government’s determination to control personal grooming has implications beyond one prisoner’s religious rights.”

On Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg Law” show, she discusses the case with Jeff Koelemay, June Grasso and Michael Best.

Read the full op-ed in The Guardian

Read Robson’s related post on the Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Listen to the Bloomberg podcast

Prof. Robson is an expert on constitutional law and sexuality issues and is the co-editor of the Constitutional Law Professors Blog. Her latest book is Dressing Constitutionally: Hierarchy, Sexuality, and Democracy From Our Hairstyles to Our Shoes.

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson


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