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High Court decision on Muslim clergy at execution challenges rule of law

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In ruling that an unwritten rule, quite possibly manufactured after the execution was already scheduled, should not be subject to a judicial Establishment Clause and potentially Free Exercise Clause analysis, the Court has created a troubling precedent that targets the principle of the rule of law.

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56 minutes ago, Stan said:

In ruling that an unwritten rule, quite possibly manufactured after the execution was already scheduled, should not be subject to a judicial Establishment Clause and potentially Free Exercise Clause analysis, the Court has created a troubling precedent that targets the principle of the rule of law.

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wow. From the article:

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In the United States, it has long been held that government officials cannot make up the law as they go along, particularly if their proposed changes infringe upon the Bill of Rights. However, last week, the Supreme Court ruled that an unwritten policy controlled in a case involving a Muslim prisoner on death row who had requested that a member of his faith be present in the execution chamber, a right that Alabama claimed was reserved only to Christians. This is a loaded case to be sure as many might feel that murderers on death row are not the most sympathetic plaintiffs, but the rationale behind the Court’s decision could have a much broader impact. If government officials are able to enforce unwritten policies that infringe on core rights, the “rule of law” will disappear.

Last week, on Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed an execution of an Alabama inmate to proceed without his clergy member present. According to statements related to an unwritten policy of the state, or at least a policy that the state refused to produce, “a Christian prisoner may have a minister of his own faith accompany him into the execution chamber to say his last rites.”

 

Im not sure how this could even be a question! Why just Christians??

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