John W. Sherman, Petitioner-appellant, v. Raymond W. Meier, Warden, Respondent-appellee, 462 F.2d 609 (9th Cir. 1972)

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US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 462 F.2d 609 (9th Cir. 1972)

Ninth Circuit.

June 21, 1972.

Robert B. Gould, of Hubbard & Gould, Seattle, Wash., for petitioner appellant.

Charles W. Billinghurst, Asst. U. S. Atty., Tacoma, Wash., for respondent appellee.

Before CHAMBERS, BROWNING, and HUFSTEDLER, Circuit Judges.


We affirm the district court's order dismissing appellant's habeas corpus petition on the ground that the petition did not state a claim for relief.

It is within the correctional institution's discretion to regulate the hair styles of the inmates in the manner alleged here. (Cf. Smith v. Schneckloth (9th Cir. 1969) 414 F.2d 680.)

The order is affirmed.