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Does a prisoner have a right to a mohel? School’s new clinic takes on religious liberties case

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Ryan Colby 202-349-7219

ABA Journal, May 1, 2013

Launched in January, the Religious Liberty Clinic at Stanford Law School represents clients in disputes related to religious beliefs, practices and customs. In addition to helping the Jewish prisoner, students are representing Seventh-day Adventists terminated from their baggage handler jobs for refusing to work on Saturdays; drafting an amicus brief on behalf of a Native American prisoner forbidden from practicing a sacred pipe ritual; handling land-use issues related to the building of a mosque; litigating a dietary accommodation case for Jewish and Muslim prisoners; negotiating school release times for religious instruction; and handling zoning issues for a church that offers shelter and meals to the homeless.