2nd Circ. Lowers Bar For Prisoners' First Amendment Claims

By Khadrice Rollins (November 27, 2023, 6:05 PM EST) -- A Second Circuit panel ruled Monday that prisoners do not have to prove they suffered a "substantial burden" on their religious freedom in order to bring a First Amendment claim, finding that legal standard improperly opens the door to courts determining the importance of religious events and practices....

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