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Does This Broomstick Go With My Prison Stripes?

kywriter Wrote: Feb 24, 2013 1:12 PM
"Denying access" and "paying for" are two very different things. Since Debra quoted the unpaid Wicca priest above, I'd say no one was denied access.
In its wisdom -- and yes, I am being ironic -- the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco issued a ruling Tuesday that revives a California inmate lawsuit to force the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to hire a paid, full-time Wiccan chaplain. Oddly, the three-judge panel found that the complaint "did not contain sufficient facts to support a cognizable legal theory under the First Amendment." Nonetheless, the court overturned a federal judge's 2011 dismissal of the lawsuit.

It's enough to make you wonder whether Samantha twitched her nose and cast a spell on the robed wonders. Or,...

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