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Update from the Religious Liberty Clinic

Before finishing up the fall quarter, Religious Liberty Clinic advanced students Paul Harold ’14, Courtney Quiros, ’14, Afua Adjei, ’14, successfully filed a civil rights complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of an incarcerated Muslim client seeking to wear a religious head-covering (a kufi) while behind bars. The students sued Ironwood State Prison (Blythe, CA) and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation under the First Amendment and federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, alleging their client was unlawfully burdened in his religious expression.

Courtney and Paul also recently filed a brief in another action, this one an appeal to the Ventura City Council on behalf of Harbor Community Church, a neighborhood worship community facing zoning challenges in its ministry to the poor and homeless.

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