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Executed Muslim Inmate In Alabama Brings National Attention To Prisoners' Religious Rights

Domineque Ray was denied a request to have his imam by his side before his execution.
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Not taking the time to look carefully.

From Intelligencer, a subdivision of New York Magazine. Here's my screen shot. Click to enlarge and clarify. The picture caption reads "Justice Kagan, top right, wrote the dissent."In case it's not obvious to you, Justice Kagan is not even in that picture.The executed man, Domineque Ray, asked to have his imam present. The Eleventh Circuit court granted a stay of execution. The Supreme Court majority took into account that Ray's application for a stay was "last minute." (I'm reading now.) Just...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Court, Islam, Death Penalty, Ray, State, Elena Kagan, Kagan, Eleventh Circuit, This Court, Establishment Clause, Ann Althouse, Courts of Appeals, Here Ray, New York Magazine Here


Alabama executes Muslim inmate Domineque Ray who asked for imam present

Alabama proceeded with the lethal injection after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted a stay of execution.            [Author: Montgomery Advertiser]
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Alabama executes Muslim inmate Domineque Ray who asked for imam to be present

Alabama proceeded with the lethal injection after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted a stay of execution.            [Author: Montgomery Advertiser]
Tags: News, Alabama, Muslim, U S Supreme Court, Montgomery Advertiser, Domineque Ray


Friday round-up

Last night the Supreme Court, by a vote of 5-4, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the more liberal justices, blocked a Louisiana law that would require abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals from going into effect pending appeal. Amy Howe has this blog’s coverage, which first appeared at Howe on the Court. For , Brent Kendall and Jess Bravin report that “[b]y staying the effect of the lower-court ruling, the justices likely committed themselves to giving a ful...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Court, Alabama, New York Times, Federal Communications Commission, Louisiana, Round-up, John Roberts, Fourth Circuit, Roberts, Howe, Adam Liptak, Jess Bravin, Brent Kendall, Michael Dorf


Supreme Court Lets Alabama Execute Muslim Murderer Without Imam By His Side

Domineque Ray said the state was violating his constitutional rights by only offering a Christian chaplain. The high court ruled 5-4 that the execution could go ahead as planned.(Image credit: DAVE MARTIN/AP)
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Justices Let Alabama Execute Death Row Inmate Who Wanted Imam By His Side

Domineque Ray said the state was violating his constitutional rights by only offering a Christian chaplain. The high court ruled 5-4 that the execution could go ahead as planned.(Image credit: DAVE MARTIN/AP)
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Alabama executes Domineque Ray after Supreme Court vacates religious freedom stay

Alabama proceeded with the lethal injection after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted a stay of execution.            [Author: Montgomery Advertiser]
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Alabama, U S Supreme Court, Montgomery Advertiser, Domineque Ray


Justices Allow Execution of Muslim Death Row Inmate Who Sought Imam

Alabama allows a Christian chaplain to be present in its execution chamber but excluded a Muslim imam. The inmate, Domineque Ray, was executed Thursday night.
Tags: News, Alabama, Capital punishment, Ray, Elena, Kagan, Supreme Court (US, Prisons and Prisoners, First Amendment (US Constitution, Chaplains, Domineque Ray, Domineque


Justices Allow Execution of Muslim Inmate Who Sought Imam

Alabama allows a Christian chaplain to be present in its execution chamber but excluded a Muslim imam. The inmate, Domineque Ray, was set to be executed Thursday night.
Tags: News, Alabama, Capital punishment, Ray, Elena, Kagan, Supreme Court (US, Prisons and Prisoners, First Amendment (US Constitution, Chaplains, Domineque Ray, Domineque


Divided court allows Alabama execution to go forward

A divided Supreme Court cleared the way for Alabama to execute a Muslim inmate after denying his request to have an imam at his side in the execution chamber, even though the prison would allow a Christian chaplain to be present in the chamber. By a vote of 5-4, imposed yesterday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. The Atlanta-based court had put the execution of Domineque Ray, who was convicted of raping and murdering 15-year-old Tiffany Harville in 1995, on hold, reasoning tha...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Alabama, Atlanta, Ray, Sonia Sotomayor, Howe, Elena Kagan, Kagan, 11th Circuit, What's Happening Now, U S Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg Stephen Breyer, Domineque Ray, Tiffany Harville


US Supreme Court, voting 5-4, vacates Eleventh Circuit stay of execution in Alabama for Muslim death row prisoner

The Supreme Court this evening, voting 5-4 along usual ideological lines, vacated the stay of execution entered yesterday by the Eleventh Circuit to allow the court to hear an Alabama death row defendant's religious liberty claims concerning who could be present at his execution.  The opinion of the majority of the court runs these two paragraphs: The application to vacate the stay of execution of sentence of death entered by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on Februa...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Court, Alabama, Johnson, US supreme court, Ray, State, Sotomayor, Kagan, Holman Correctional Facility, O'Connor, Eleventh Circuit, United States Court of Appeals, Dugger, Douglas A Berman


Alabama murderer is suing state to allow imam to be with him when he is executed

Domineque Ray wants an imam by his side when the state of Alabama puts the murderer to death.
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Alabama murderer is suing state to allow imam to be with him when he is executed

Domineque Ray wants an imam by his side when the state of Alabama puts the murderer to death.
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Eleventh Circuit panel grants stay of execution in Alabama for Muslin death row prisoner

I highlighted in recent posts here and here the notable religious claims being made by Domineque Ray, who is scheduled to be executed by Alabama on Thursday.  A helpful reader alerted me to this new unanimous 28-page panel ruling from the Eleventh Circuit which grants a stay.  Here is how the opinion starts and a few key paragraph within: Petitioner Domineque Ray has moved this Court for an emergency stay of his execution, scheduled to take place at 6:00 p.m. (CST) on February 7, 2019 at the Ho...
Tags: Law, Alabama, Ray, Holman Correctional Facility, Eleventh Circuit, Holman, Clerk of Court, Douglas A Berman, Atmore Alabama, Domineque Ray, Tiffany Harville, Petitioner Domineque Ray, Warden Ray, US Supreme Court Stay


Eleventh Circuit panel grants stay of execution in Alabama for Muslim death row prisoner

I highlighted in recent posts here and here the notable religious claims being made by Domineque Ray, who is scheduled to be executed by Alabama on Thursday.  A helpful reader alerted me to this new unanimous 28-page panel ruling from the Eleventh Circuit which grants a stay.  Here is how the opinion starts and a few key paragraph within: Petitioner Domineque Ray has moved this Court for an emergency stay of his execution, scheduled to take place at 6:00 p.m. (CST) on February 7, 2019 at the Ho...
Tags: Law, Alabama, Ray, Holman Correctional Facility, Eleventh Circuit, Holman, Clerk of Court, Douglas A Berman, Atmore Alabama, Domineque Ray, Tiffany Harville, Petitioner Domineque Ray, Warden Ray, US Supreme Court Stay


Litigation update on Alabama death row prisoner denied Muslim spiritual adviser for upcoming execution

I highlighted in this post last week the notable religious claims being made by Domineque Ray, who is scheduled to be executed by Alabama this coming Thursday.  I just saw this local article from a few days ago, headlined "Judge denies stay of execution for Alabama inmate," which provides this update on the state of the litigation: A federal judge on Friday denied a stay of execution request from a Muslim death row inmate who claimed the absence of his spiritual adviser in Alabama's death chamb...
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Condemned Alabama inmate seeks stay of execution based on notable religious claims

As reported in this local story, "Alabama Death Row inmate set to die by lethal injection next week claims his execution should be stayed because the prison won’t let him have a Muslim spiritual adviser present in the execution chamber."  Here is more about a notable effort to put off an execution: Domineque Ray, 42, is set to be executed at Holman Prison on Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. by lethal injection for the 1995 killing, rape, and robbery of 15-year-old Tiffany Harville. On Monday, Ray’s lawyers fil...
Tags: Law, Alabama, Muslim, Christian, Ray, Stewart, Holman, Douglas A Berman, Holman Prison, Mr Ray, Domineque Ray, Tiffany Harville On Monday Ray, Cynthia Stewart, John Palombi, Spencer Hahn, Palombi


Condemned inmate says state violating his religious rights

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A Muslim inmate scheduled to be executed next week in Alabama says the state is violating his rights by requiring a Christian prison chaplain in the execution chamber. In the lawsuit filed Tuesday, inmate Domineque Ray said the warden refused his request to have a Muslim imam stand in the execution […]
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