In Beard Brawl, D.C. Wants Clean, Close Shave

District lawyers want the D.C. Circuit to uphold the city's ban on facial hair for firefighters and paramedics

, Legal Times

A city ban on beards for firefighters and paramedics is pitting the District of Columbia against a group of employees who say their religious beliefs prevent them from going clean-shaven. The fight is now before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, where District officials are hoping a three-judge panel overturns a lower court decision that allowed the employees to keep their facial hair.

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