Merced v. Kasson, 08-10358
In an action under the Texas Religious Freedom and Restoration Act challenging an ordinance preventing the keeping and slaughter of four-legged animals within defendant-city's borders on the ground that it burdened the Santeria religion, judgment for defendant is reversed where the city had no evidence that plaintiff's animal sacrifices undermined any of its interests.
- Decided 07/31/2009
- Published 07/31/2009
- JENNIFER W. ELROD, Circuit Judge:, Before BARKSDALE, DENNIS and ELROD, Circuit Judges.
- United States Fifth Circuit
- For Appellant:
- Eric Rassbach (argued), Luke W. Goodrich, Hannah C. Smith, Lori Halstead Windham, Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, Washington, DC, for Merced.
- For Appellees:
- William Michael McKamie, Bradford Eugene Bullock (argued), Law Offices of William M. McKamie, P.C., San Antonio, TX, for Defendants-Appellees.