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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

From RLUIPA Defense - Beatings of Cult Members Not Protected by First Amendment

Our friends at RLUIPA Defense cover an interesting case involving the First Amendment's free exercise clause this week.  In Ondrisek v. Hoffman (8th Cir. 2012), a cult leader tried to justify beating members of his cult by claiming he was simply exercising his religious beliefs.  Not surprisingly, the Eight Circuit disagreed, upholding his battery conviction. 


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