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Leader in headdress denied entry to Supreme Court

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Chairman JoDe Goudy of the Yakama Nation was denied entry into a U.S. Supreme Court hearing on Tuesday morning as he sought to observe arguments in a case directly impacting his people's rights.
Why? Because he was wearing his traditional headdress, along with his regalia.
“My First Amendment right was violated,” DeGoudy told Indianz.Com later in the afternoon.
Goudy was able to get into the Supreme Court's building in the nation's capital with his headdress. But once inside, he was told by security personnel that he couldn’t enter the room for arguments in Washington State Department of Licensing v. Cougar Den, a closely-watched treaty rights case.
Although the tribe has submitted a brief directly addressing the question being raised about the 1855 Yakama Treaty, Goudy didn't want to go inside without his headdress."I wasn't going to be taking off my headdress," Goudy told Indianz.Com."I think that's a violation."https://www.indianz.com/News/2018/10/30/leader-of-yakama-nation-denied-entry-int.asp
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According to the Supreme Court,"hats or head coverings are permitted in the Courtroom for religious or medical reasons only." That exception apparently did not apply to Goudy, however.
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What do you think? Was his right being violated?
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Imagine being told what you can and can't wear, and where you can and can't go, in your own fucking country, by the people that stole it.
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Imagine being told what you can and can't wear, and where you can and can't go, in your own fucking country, by the people that stole it.
They lost the Yakima Indian war.
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OMG. What is the matter with these people? He had every right to wear his headpiece.
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He is the chief geez ...don't you understand that.
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This looks like a 'trumped up' excuse to me.
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My friend made a good point. Would they make a nun remove her veil/habit?
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