Supreme Court rules condemned prisoner has right to final prayer with cleric
February 12, 2021
CWN Editor's Note: The US Supreme Court ruled on February 12 that a condemned prisoner in Alabama should be allowed to pray with a minister before his execution. The decision—upholding an earlier ruling by a federal appeals court—caused a delay in the scheduled execution of Willie Smith. Alabama prison officials had barred clerics from the execution chamber.The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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