Timberland Boots

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that a lower court properly dismissed a group of inmates’ claims that a new Department of Corrections rule that prevents inmates from possessing Timberland boots in prison violates consumer protection law. The boots were banned after an inmate attacked and killed a prison guard by kicking him in the head with his boots.

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Religious Beliefs

A father was properly convicted of manslaughter for the death of his 12-year-old daughter, an Oregon appeals court ruled. The man and his wife did not seek medical care for their child, who died of ketoacidosis. The lower court properly introduced evidence the man avoided traditional medical care due to his religious beliefs and “looked to God to heal the body.”

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