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Bass v. Madison

 
IssueWhether the institutionalized-persons provisions of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA) are valid under the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.
 
Case Summary & Additional Resources
Lower Court 4th Circuit
Lower Court Ruling Accomodation claim denied.
Briefs
For Petitioner
Jerry Kilgore, Attorney General of Virginia

Jerry Kilgore, Attorney General of Virginia (Reply Brief)

For United States
Solicitor General Theodore Olson

News Stories & Commentary
AP, "Virginia seeks high court ruling on inmates' religious rights" (4/10/2004)

Opinion - Lower Court
Madison v. Riter (4th Cir., 2003)

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