CASE LAW UPDATE: Muslim’s freedom of religion not violated
Muslim inmate claimed that he was served pork. He brought an action against prison officials for same. The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the District Court did not err in concluding that the inmate failed to satisfy his burden of showing that the defendants had violated his right to the free exercise of his religion because (1) the isolated incidents did not show a substantial burden on his ability to practice, and (2) he did not show that an underlying prison regulation nor policy violated the free exercise clause. Affirmed.
Mbonyunkiza v. Beasley, 18-3611, Loken, J. Appealed from the United States District court, Southern District of Iowa.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.