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CSLR goes to the Eleventh Circuit
By Patti Ghezzi | Emory Law | Jan 25, 2017 12:01:00 AM

CSLR students joined Senior Lecturer Mark Goldfeder and Professor of Practice Sarah Shalf at the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on Jan. 25, where Goldfeder argued on behalf of a Muslim inmate who wants to grow a beard in accordance with his faith under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Person Act.

Goldfeder signed onto the case as co-counsel as part of the Restoring Religious Freedom Project, which he directs. The case has given students practical experience while providing legal counsel in a case that could set a precedent for future RLUIPA claims.