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Murphy v. Collier

Texas corrections officials refuse Buddhist inmate’s request to have a Buddhist priest present at his execution, though a chaplain would be available to a Christian or Muslim. Fifth Circuit: The inmate waited too long to seek relief. He can be executed. Supreme Court: Not without a Buddhist priest in the execution chamber. (Click herefor educated guessing on why the Supremes recently denied a stay in a similar case.)


Tags: 2019, Police, Religious Liberty, Supreme Court

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