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McDermott Wins Army Concession For Sikhs' Religious Garb

Law360, New York (January 13, 2017, 7:23 PM EST) -- An eight-year "hearts and minds" pro bono campaign led by McDermott Will & Emery LLP recently swayed the U.S. Army to allow Sikhs to serve in the military with beards, long hair and turbans.

Capt. Simratpal Singh agreed to shave his beard and remove his Sikh turban when he was admitted to West Point in 2006. He later challenged Army policy and won the right to wear his religious garb as an active-duty combat soldier. (Photo:Becket Law and Sikh Coalition ) While the threat of a...
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