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Muslim woman sues San Bernardino County
by Maeve Reston
A 29-year-old Muslim woman sued San Bernardino County and its sheriff Wednesday, alleging that deputies violated her rights by forcing her to remove the head scarf she wears because of her religious beliefs.
The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California filed the complaint on behalf of Jameelah Medina in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana -- accusing the county and the Sheriff's Department of breaching Medina's right to practice her religion as well as a 2000 federal law enhancing protections of prisoners' religious liberty. She was arrested in 2005 for carrying an invalid Metrolink pass.
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