United States v. Samuel Mullet

09/26/2014 | 14:56 | Edward G. Bryan, Assistant Federal Public Defender at FPD-OHN

United States v. Samuel Mullet, a case tried a couple of years ago in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and most recently argued on June 26, 2014 in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, became known around the world as the so-called Amish Beard Cutting Case.  While this nomenclature may have simply described the case for media purposes, the case involves far more complicated legal concepts in reality.  Edward G. Bryan, one of the lawyers for the lead defendant, Samuel Mullet, gives an overview of the litigation up to and including the opinion the Court of Appeals issued on August 27, 2014.