Muslim inmate takes his case for a beard to the Supreme Court

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When Gregory Holt's case arrives at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday (Oct. 7), lawyers won't be arguing about what landed him a life sentence in an Arkansas state prison, but rather what he wanted to do once he got there: grow a beard in observance of his Muslim religious beliefs. Photo courtesy of Religion & Ethics Newsweekly

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WASHINGTON (RNS) Inmate Gregory Holt wants to grow a half-inch beard in observance of his Muslim faith. Arkansas prison officials say he can't. The Supreme Court will decide.