Judge skeptical of Sikh lawsuit over Marine Corps beard ban

By Khorri Atkinson (June 28, 2022, 10:07 p.m. EDT) – Three Sikhs suing to stop the Marine Corps from forcing them to shave their beards during basic training faced strong skepticism on Tuesday after a judge DC Federal has repeatedly suggested the prospect recruits could join other branches of the military that have relaxed boot camp rules.

Senior U.S. Judge Richard J. Leon, who is hearing the men’s preliminary injunction bid against the Marine Corps, probed attorneys for both sides during closing arguments. But the judge often didn’t seem fully convinced that the Marine Corps’ refusal to allow Jaskirat Singh, Aekash Singh and Milaap Singh Chahal to wear their uncut…

Stay one step ahead

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You need to know what’s going on with customers, competitors, practice areas and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to stay an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data in articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of lawsuits, etc.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, motions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Comments are closed.