Stephen L. Carter: One of the most outrageous Supreme Court decisions in decades - 02-11


In my 30 years of writing about religious freedom, I can't recall a case as outrageous as the one decided last week by the U.S. Supreme Court. A Muslim inmate on death row had asked to spend his last moments in the comforting presence of an imam. The Alabama prison offered only a Christian chaplain, and the justices, by a vote of 5 to 4, refused to order the state to do any more.