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The community having faith in the judiciary is vital for the U.S. to function as a democracy. Recently, the Court has become seemingly more politicized, even though Americans prefer an apolitical court. In this article, Mikayla Lewison argues that personal interests of the justices on the Court have likely played a role in whether or not prisoners, like John Henry Ramirez, may have a cleric of their choice inside the chamber as they are executed.
Death Penalty, Religion
Constitutional Law | Law | Religion Law
Lewison, Mikayla, "Judicial Ethics May Decide Whether a Prisoner Can Be Touched As He Is Executed" (2022). SLU Law Journal Online. 87.