United States Ninth Circuit

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Fuqua v. Ryan, 16-15597

Affirming the district court dismissal of certain defendants and reversing the district court's summary judgment and remanding an action brought by an Arizona prison inmate alleging violations of his right to religious liberty under the First Amendment and Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act and denial of due process when the plaintiff, a devout Christian, was convicted of a disciplinary violation and terminated from his kitchen job assignment when he refused to work on a religious holiday because although the plaintiff's letters requesting a work schedule adjustment didn't suffice to exhaust administrative remedies, his subsequent repeated claims regarding religious accommodation did.

Appellate Information

  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2018/05/18




  • United States Ninth Circuit


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