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Crawford v. Clarke, No. 08-2100

In an action brought by Muslim inmates in the custody of the Massachusetts Department of Corrections (DOC) alleging the Commissioner violated their right to freely exercise their religion, grant of an injunction in favor of inmates is affirmed where the district court did not abuse its decision in denying Commissioner's motion for reconsideration as the Commissioner sought to introduce evidence that could have been introduced at trial but chose not to.   

Read Crawford v. Clarke, No. 08-2100

Appellate Information

Appeal from the United State District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Decided August 24, 2009


Before Torruella and Seyla, Circuit Judges, and Tashima,  of the Ninth Circuit, sitting by designation.
Opinion by Torruella, Circuit Judge.


For Appellant: Richard C. McFarland, Legal Division, Department of Correction, with whom Nancy Ankers White, Special Assistant Attorney General, was on brief for appellant Harold W. Clarke.

For Appellee: Michael Kendall, with whom Neal E. Minahan, David Quinn Gacioch, and McDermott Will & Emery LLP, were on brief for appellees Hudson and Tyler.