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Judges: The First Amendment protects free exercise, too

Sep 12, 2007 Judges: The First Amendment protects free exercise, too

Bill of Rights. (From the public domain.)

The custom of requiring the removal of all headcoverings while inside is trumped by the First Amendment right of people to wear religious headwear. Unfortunately, this was either not known or else not agreed with by Texas justice of the peace Albert B. Cercone, who required an adherent of the Sikh religion to remove his turban for traffic court.

Praised be the ACLU for filing a lawsuit against Judge Cercone’s First Amendment-violative actions. Jon Katz.

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