Judge Blocks Army’s Helmet, Mask Tests for Sikh Captain


Amandeep Sidhu and Emre Ilter were the McDermott lawyers who secured a Washington, DC federal judge’s order temporarily barring the Army from ordering a Sikh captain to undergo extensive helmet and face mask tests as it considers whether to allow him to continue serving with a beard and a turban. The judge said the Army appeared to be treating the captain differently from other soldiers with similar grooming accommodations.