John Ramirez v. Brian Collier (2021)

This amicus brief was filed on September 27, 2021 in support of neither party in the capital punishment case of John Ramirez. This case centered around whether or not a death row inmate should be allowed to have his pastor physically touch him and audibly pray in the execution chamber while he is being put to death.

The primary argument of this brief was that the Supreme Court should hold that capital punishment is unconstitutional. However, the brief also argued that if executions are allowed to take place, end-of-life accommodations must be equally available.

FFRF was joined by American Atheists and the American Humanist Association in filing this brief.


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