Buddhist Advisor Sues to Stop Execution Citing COVID-19 Risk
This article details the lawsuit filed by Reverend Seigen Hartkemeyer, a Zen Buddhist spiritual adviser, against the Trump Administration. The suit revolves around Hartkemeyer’s attendance of the execution of Wesley Purkey amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The article features Ropes & Gray LLP and the American Civil Liberties Union, both which are involved in the lawsuit. The article includes quotes from Reverend Hartkemeyer along with discussing issues of Alzheimer’s and the Eighth Amendment.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Haynes, Danielle, "Buddhist Advisor Sues to Stop Execution Citing COVID-19 Risk" (2020). Pandemic Response and Religion in the USA: Law and Public Policy. 101.