American Jewish groups are chiming in to support a Jewish inmate on Texas’ death row who contends that the judge who presided over his capital murder trial was anti-Semitic.
The Union for Reform Judaism, the largest Jewish denomination in the U.S., joined with the advocacy group American Jewish Committee, over 100 Jewish lawyers in Texas and others to file an amicus brief on Thursday in support of Randy Halprin, who is asking the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to stay his scheduled Oct. 10 execution.
Among the evidence cited by the groups is an anti-Semitic slur the judge allegedly used to describe Halprin. (Note that the judge’s language appears uncensored below.)
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