February 8, 2019

SOMEONE HAS TO DEFEND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY:

Kagan in Supreme Court says condemned Jews and Muslims need choice of clergy (JTA, 8 February 2019)

"A Christian prisoner may have a minister of his own faith accompany him into the execution chamber to say his last rites," Kagan, who is one of the court's three Jewish justices, wrote, according to The New York Times. "But if an inmate practices a different religion -- whether Islam, Judaism or any other -- he may not die with a minister of his own faith by his side."

She called that "profoundly wrong" and said it violated the constitutional ban on establishing a state religion.

Posted by at February 8, 2019 5:28 PM

  

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