DidMajor Terrorist is appealing his forcible shaving.
A military appeals court wants to hear oral arguments before deciding if the Army psychiatrist charged in the Fort Hood shooting rampage can be forcibly shaved before his murder trial.
Fort Hood released the decision late Tuesday from the Army Court of Criminal Appeals.
Maj. Nidal Hasan says he grew a beard because his Muslim faith requires it, despite the Army’s ban on beards.
He is appealing the trial judge’s order that he be forcibly shaved, which his attorneys say violates his right to practice his religion without substantial government intrusion.
I don’t know how necessary this all is (also I’m not in the military, so maybe those of you can help me on this), Can’t they just ban him from the trial (ie contempt of court….I mean if you pull out your Hog during a trail, they remove you) until he shaves. Its not like a defendant NEEDS to be present to be tired or convicted.
What am I missing here? Why are we burning so many calories over this guy’s obvious troll of the system? Especially when we KNOW he did it, and know WHY he did it. Give him his fair trial, weather he wants to play or not, and then use the force when sticking a needle in his arm!
H/T. Bubblehead Les