No. 12-20214.

735 F.3d 324 (2013)

Kawaljeet K. TAGORE, Plaintiff-Appellant v. United States of America; United States Department of Homeland Security; Federal Protective Service; United States of America Department of the Treasury-Internal Revenue Service, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

November 13, 2013.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Scott David Newar , Houston, TX, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

Lowell V. Sturgill, Jr. , Vesper Mei, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC, for Defendant-Appellee.

Julia Fields Pendery , Dallas, TX, Hansdeep Singh , Jaspreet K. Singh , International Center for Advocates Against Discrimination, New York, NY, for Amicus Curiae.

Before JONES, DENNIS, and HIGGINSON, Circuit Judges.

EDITH H. JONES, Circuit Judge.

Kawaljeet Tagore ("Tagore") was refused permission to wear a kirpan (a Sikh ceremonial sword) with a blade long enough to be considered a "dangerous weapon" under federal law inside the federal building where she worked for the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS"). She lost her job by failing to comply with the applicable regulations or receive an appropriate waiver. Tagore sued the United States and various federal agencies and employees...

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