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Snyder v. Phelps


Snyder v. Phelps, 562 U.S. 443 (2011), was a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court held that speech on a public sidewalk, about a public issue, ...

Facts and Case Summary - Snyder v. Phelps | United States Courts


Westboro picketed Matthew Snyder's funeral displaying signs that stated, for instance, "God Hates the USA/Thank God for 9/11," "Thank God for Dead Soldiers," ...

Snyder v Phelps (2011)


Mar 2, 2011 ... ALBERT SNYDER, PETITIONER v. ... The picket signs reflected the church's view that the United States is overly tolerant of sin and that God ...



Case opinion for US 7th Circuit UNITED STATES v. SNYDER. Read the Court's full decision on FindLaw.

Supreme Court struggles with free speech question - usa today


Oct 6, 2010 ... The case of Snyder v. Phelps tests First Amendment standards for liability in a dispute between two private parties. Here are some court ...

Brief of petitioner for Snyder v. Phelphs, 09-751


The parties to the proceeding in the United States .... Snyder v. Phelps, 580 F.3d 206 (4th Cir. 2009) . . passim. State v. Carpenter, 171 P.3d 41 (Alaska 2007).

Snyder v. Phelps case puts free speech against funeral ... - usa today


Oct 5, 2010 ... The Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday in one of the most high- profile cases of the term, Snyder v. Phelps.

Funeral Picketing Is Free Speech, Court Rules - The New York Times


Mar 3, 2011 ... The father of the fallen Marine, Albert Snyder, sued the protesters for, among ... Justice Alito was also the lone dissenter in United States v.

Protest at military funeral ignites a test of free speech - USA TODAY ...


Aug 29, 2010 ... The issue for the justices in Snyder v. Phelps is an individual's claim for damages from offensive messages, not the validity of government limits ...

Supreme Court: Can Westboro Baptist Church protest military ...


Oct 6, 2010 ... Albert Snyder had won a $5 million jury verdict against the Rev. ... The group believes that God hates homosexuality and is punishing America for its growing acceptance of gay rights by killing ... The case is Albert Snyder v.

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SNYDER v. PHELPS - Legal Information Institute - Cornell University


Mar 2, 2011 ... Snyder filed suit against Phelps, Phelps's daughters, and the Westboro Baptist Church (collectively Westboro or the church) in the United States ...

Snyder v. Phelps: Why the Supreme Court Ruled for Westboro - TIME


Mar 3, 2011 ... What the ruling says about free speech -- and America. ... Westboro believes that God is punishing troops for America's ... The case, Snyder v.

Snyder v. Phelps: Contemptible Speech or Freedom of Expression ...


Oct 13, 2010 ... There is no personal tie between Snyder and Phelps; the Westboro people ... and since Marines and soldiers fight to protect the United States, ...