Ramirez v. Collier: Religious Exercise During Executions

A discussion about religious liberties and capital punishment protocols.

Date & Time:

Thursday, April 21, 2022
12:30 PM - 1:25 PM


MSL 238

ACS and FedSoc, along with Prof. Thomas Berg, are hosting a discussion on religious liberties during execution. John Ramirez requested that his pastor be allowed to place his hands on him and audibly pray in the execution chamber while Ramirez is given a lethal injection. Texas rejected his request, citing security concerns and arguing that he made the request too late. Prof. Berg, along with the attorneys who worked on his defense, will be discussing religious liberties and what it means for capital punishment protocols. We are excited to welcome Seth Kretzer, a practitioner in Texas, and Erin Busby, of the University of Texas Supreme Court Clinic, to speak about the case and what this means for religious accommodations under the law.

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