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Civil Rights – Inmate – Religious Medallion – Qualified Immunity (access required)

Defendant prison officials who rejected plaintiff inmate's request to be allowed to wear a religious medallion - "Thor's Hammer" - symbolizing his beliefs in Asatru, a revival of Norse beliefs of the Viking Age, are not necessarily entitled to qualified immunity in plaintiff's suit alleging violation of his civil rights, and the magistrate judge recommends ...