Writs are back this week, with the story of a prisoner who was executed twice, an ill-tempered judge throwing an ironic fit and another who appoints himself prosecutor, space law, the NFL lawsuit fumbles, dumb criminals and more.
People can over-react to Supreme Court rulings, but this ruling, and the reaction, is going to be big.
Nothing fires up the political-industrial complex like a SCOTUS fight, and the enduring legacy of the Merrick Garland nomination non-vote.
The writing on the wall seems to clearly indicate that the high Court would rule in favor of either everyone, or no one, having the cleric of their choosing in the death chamber when their time comes.
A practicing Muslim requested the presence of his imam at his execution and was told no; he’d have to make do with the prison’s Christian chaplain or no spiritual leader at all as he met his state-sponsored end. SCOTUS agreed.