Friday, September 04, 2020

Muslim Woman Sues After She Was Forced To Remove Her Hijab

Last week, a Muslim woman sued a Michigan county and two State Police officers for requiring her to remove her hijab when she was booked and arraigned on an outstanding warrant after a traffic stop. The process caused her to be viewed by a number of men with he head uncovered, in violation of her religious beliefs. The complaint (full text) in Cave v. Genesee County, (ED MI, filed 8/26/2020) asserts violations of the Free Exercise Clause, RLUIPA and the Equal Protection Clause. NBC25 News reports on the lawsuit.