Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Pouncil v. Tilton (9th Cir. - Nov. 21, 2012)

I know that this opinion technically only concerns the statute of limitations.  But it looks like there's a nontrivial chance that some California prisoners may be able to successfully argue that they're entitled to conjugal visits under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) because their religion -- Islam -- requires them to marry, consummate the marriage and father children.

If so, I've got a keen sense that if I'm ever sent to the Big House, I'm thinking that Islam may well start to look like the One True Religion to me.

For which I would be eternally thankful.  Even on a non-Thanksgiving.