Jones v. Meinzer et al, No. 5:2012cv00117 - Document 131 (E.D. Ark. 2015)

Court Description: ORDER adopting 126 proposed findings and recommendations in their entirety. Plaintiff Jones prevails on his RLUIPA Complaint against Defendants with respect to his request for a religious exemption to the ADC grooming policy, and is entitled to we ar a one-fourth inch beard. Plaintiff's request to amend his injunctive relief is denied, 58 . Plaintiff's request for expungement of his disciplinary history is denied. Plaintiff's motion to file a second amended complaint is denied, 117 . Plaintiff's motion for preliminary injunction is denied as moot, 118 . An appropriate Judgment shall accompany this Order. Signed by Judge J. Leon Holmes on 11/10/2015. (jak)
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Jones v. Meinzer et al Doc. 131 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS PINE BLUFF DIVISION LARRY WAYNE JONES, ADC #70147 v. PLAINTIFF No. 5:12CV00117-JLH-JTK CURTIS MEINZER et al. DEFENDANTS ORDER The Court has received proposed findings and recommendations from United States Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney. After a review of those proposed findings and recommendations, and the timely objections received thereto, as well as a de novo review of the record, the Court adopts them in their entirety. Accordingly, IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED that: 1. Plaintiff Jones prevails on his RLUIPA Complaint against Defendants with respect to his request for a religious exemption to the ADC grooming policy, and is entitled to wear a onefourth inch beard. 2. Plaintiff’s request to amend his injunctive relief is DENIED. Document #58. 3. Plaintiff’s request for expungement of his disciplinary history is DENIED. 4. Plaintiff’s Motion to file a Second Amended Complaint is DENIED. Document 5. Plaintiff’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction is DENIED as moot. Document #118. #117. An appropriate Judgment shall accompany this Order. IT IS SO ORDERED this 10th day of November, 2015. ________________________________ J. LEON HOLMES UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE Dockets.Justia.com