Amish Beard-Cutting: An Attack Or A Hate Crime?

Read Noah Feldman's Bloomberg View piece "Is Cutting Off a Beard a Hate Crime?"

Sixteen members of a conservative Amish church group have been charged with hate crimes after forcibly cutting off the beards of members of a breakaway Amish group. In a piece for Bloomberg View, Harvard law professor Noah Feldman argues that while the attacks should be punished, they aren't hate crimes.

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