Rendelman v. Rouse, No. 08-6150 - U.S. Fourth Circuit
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Rendelman v. Rouse, No. 08-6150

In an action under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) for refusal to accommodate Plaintiff prisoner's kosher food needs, the dismissal of the complaint is affirmed where RLUIPA does not authorize a claim for money damages against an official sued in their individual capacity.

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Appellate Information

Argued: March 25, 2009

Decided: June 25, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Michael

Counsel

For Appellant:

Timothy McGinn, Duke University School of Law, Durham, NC

James E. Coleman, Jr., Duke University School of Law, Durham, NC

Sean E. Andrussier, Duke University School of Law, Durham, NC

James Healy, Duke University School of Law, Durham, NC

Matthew Levy, Duke University School of Law, Durham, NC

Susan Pourciau, Duke University School of Law, Durham, NC

For Appellees:

Phillip M. Pickus, Office of the Attorney General of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

Douglas F. Gansler, Office of the Attorney General of Maryland, Baltimore, MD