The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces has issued another stay in the court martial trial of Maj. Nadal Hasan.
Hasan is accused of killing 13 and wounding more than two dozen others in a shooting spree at Fort Hood in Nov., 2009.
The CAAF issued the stay after Hasan's attorneys notified the court that they planned on appealing an earlier decision that their client must appear in court clean shaven, by force if necessary.
The CAAF did not state how long the stay would remain in place, according to officials at Fort Hood.
Hasan, an American-born Muslim, grew his beard after being jailed following the attack on the military base. He told a judge that he grew the beard because his faith requires it.
If convicted, Hasan would face the death penalty.