Gabe Galanda Signs On to Supreme Court Brief Re: Native Prisoners’ Religious Rights

Gabe Galanda, Chairman of the Huy Board of Advisors, signed on to a U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief along with counsel for the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) and National Congress of American Indians (NCAI). Screenshot 2014-03-14 14.40.45

The brief urges the High Court to accept review of the Knight v. Thompson case, which involves an Alabama prison grooming policy that restricts Native inmates from wearing unshorn hair in accordance with tribal religion, as a companion case to Holt v. Hobbs, a similar case that the Court recently accepted for review.

Hobbs involves an Arkansas prison grooming policy that prohibits an inmate from growing a one-half-inch beard consistent with his religion.

Gabriel “Gabe” Galanda is the Managing Partner at Galanda Broadman. He is an enrolled member of the Round Valley Indian Tribes of Covelo, California. Gabe can be reached at 206.691.3631 or