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U.S. Supreme Court justices appear reluctant to loosen restrictions on religious advisers during Texas executions

The latest Texas execution protocols forbid spiritual advisers from praying aloud or touching prisoners as the prisoners are killed. Some members of the high court said they feared overturning the rules would lead to a flood of requests for other religious accommodations during executions.

Supreme Court police officers walk alongside protective barriers in Washington D.C., on Nov. 1, 2021.

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