(KCEN) -- Oral arguments were heard by the Army Court of Criminal Appeals at Fort Belvoir, Virginia today about whether accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan can wear his beard during his trial.
Hasan is accused of killing 13 people and wounding 32 others when he opened fire at Fort Hood in November of 2009.
Seven judges listened to arguments about whether the Religious Freedom Restoration Act allows Hasan to wear his beard while in uniform at his court martial.
Judge Gregory Gross, who is assigned to Hasan's court martial, had previously ruled that Hasan did not prove he was wearing his beard for genuine religious reasons and ordered his beard to be shaved.
After that ruling, Hasan's attorneys issued an appeal with the Army Court of Criminal Appeals.
The seven judges also heard arguments about whether Judge Gross' ruling showed a bias against Hasan.
There is no word on when the Army Court of Criminal Appeals will rule on this issue. Once they decide though, their ruling can be reviewed by the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.