Politic > Politics

Domineque Ray Died So the Death Penalty Could Live

6 monthes ago   |   By The New Republic

The Supreme Court can't make everyone happy, but it rarely makes everyone mad. Chief Justice John Roberts and his four conservative colleagues did just that last week when they let the state of Alabama execute Domineque Ray, a Muslim prisoner, without honoring his request to have an imam present at his death. Justice Elena Kagan, in a dissent joined by the other three liberal justices, condemned the majority opinion for giving no attention to Ray's religious-freedom claims. “Given the gravity of the issue presented here,” she wrote, “I think that decision profoundly wrong.” Observers...
Read more ...

 


Search by Tags

   Politics      Law      Supreme Court      Samuel Alito      John Roberts      Elena Kagan      Death penalty      Capital punishment      Lethal Injection      Religion      Religious Freedom      Muslims  


Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court To Legalize Firing Transgender Workers

Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court To Legalize Firing Transgender Workers

The Supreme Court is considering three cases that look at whether LGBTQ employees are protected under federal civil rights law. Read more ...

Israel to allow Tlaib's humanitarian visit to West Bank

Israel to allow Tlaib's humanitarian visit to West Bank

Israel's interior ministry said Friday it has granted a request on humanitarian grounds by Rep. Rashida Tlaib to visit her family in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. The... Read more ...

House Judiciary Committee To Return Early From Summer Recess To Address Gun...

House Judiciary Committee To Return Early From Summer Recess To Address Gun Violence

Chairman Jerry Nadler has called the committee to return early from congressional recess following three mass shootings. Read more ...

Far-Right And Anti-Fascist Protesters Face Each Other In Portland Demonstrations

Far-Right And Anti-Fascist Protesters Face Each Other In Portland Demonstrations

Police arrested at least 13 people at the rallies. Read more ...

Paramount honors Patrick Swayze with birthday biography

Paramount honors Patrick Swayze with birthday biography

Whether he was playing a dirty dancer, a compact-sized bouncer or a pottery maker's ghostly helper, Patrick Swayze was a unique talent. Continuing the “I Am ...” celebrity... Read more ...

Family doesn't have a prayer in ‘Gemstones'

Family doesn't have a prayer in ‘Gemstones'

On the surface, the Gemstones are a family of televangelists who have been doing God's work for two generations and are beloved by millions. But beneath it, they all suffer... Read more ...

Hong Kong breathes sigh of relief as Saturday passes without tear gas

Hong Kong breathes sigh of relief as Saturday passes without tear gas

This story is being published as part of a content partnership with the South China Morning Post. It originally appeared on scmp.com on August 16, 2019. Hong Kong breathed a... Read more ...

Federal Election Chief Tells Trump To Put Up Or Shut Up About Voter Fraud Claims

Federal Election Chief Tells Trump To Put Up Or Shut Up About Voter Fraud Claims

"Words matter and facts matter," Ellen Weintraub wrote to the president after he baselessly claimed that he lost New Hampshire due to fraudulent votes. Read more ...

Warren Tells Black Christians Her Favorite Biblical Passage

Warren Tells Black Christians Her Favorite Biblical Passage

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren framed their Democratic presidential bids in personal, faith-based terms Saturday before black millennial Christians in Georgia who could... Read more ...

Pa. Workers Forced To Choose Between Watching Trump, No Pay Or Using Paid...

Pa. Workers Forced To Choose Between Watching Trump, No Pay Or Using Paid Time Off

A memo instructed workers at a Pennsylvania plant to show up at 7 a.m., scan their ID cards and stand for hours through lunch in order to watch a speech by the president. Read more ...