Supreme Court This Morning: Muslim Allowed To Grow 1/2" Beard While In U.S. Prison

I'm guessing that's his old beard before prison.

The law:

 "(a) In general Government shall not substantially burden a person’s exercise of religion even if the burden results from a rule of general applicability, except as provided in subsection (b) of this section.
(b) Exception: Government may substantially burden a person’s exercise of religion only if it demonstrates that application of the burden to the person—
(1) is in furtherance of a compelling governmental interest; and
(2) is the least restrictive means of furthering that compelling governmental interest."

(I'm not real sure why we need the law. That's how the 1st Amendment is interpreted anyway.)

The guy was incarcerated in Arkansas. He wanted to grow a 1/2 inch beard but the prison said no because it would be security threat. The Supreme Court, perhaps implementing Sharia law*, sided with the inmate.

So . . .  what about a 1 inch beard? 2 inches? 6 inches?

Oh, "Holt is in prison for multiple offenses. He first served time for making threats against then-President George W. Bush’s daughters, and in 2010 was sentenced to life in prison for stabbing his girlfriend. He is currently incarcerated at a maximum-security facility." And, you know, as for as this issue is concerned, that doesn't matter at all.
*Come on, that's funny.