Holt v. Hobbs

Text

https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/14pdf/13-6827_5h26.pdf

Holding

State Corrections Department grooming policy restricting beard length violated RLUIPA where prisoner had sincerely-held beliefs and Department failed to show either that policy furthered a compelling interest or was the least restrictive means to satisfy the state’s identification requirement.

Citation

574 U.S. 352

Year

Ratio

Author

Religious Tradition Involved

State/Territory of Origin

Clause (Free Exercise / Establishment / Both / Other)

Does it involve religious institution(s) or individual(s)

Local / State / Federal Legislation

Dissent Author(s)

Uphold / Overturn Penultimate Court

Penultimate court of appeals

Penultimate court opinion citation

Holt v. Hobbs, 509 Fed. Appx. 561 (8th Cir. 2013)(unpublished), rev'd, 574 U.S. 352 (2015)