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Albert Snyder

The First Amendment and Hate Speech

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

There are two axioms of free speech -- one is the "fire in a theater" principle and the other states that "your right to swing your arm freely ends at the other person's nose."

Only About the Law? Part II

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Lichtman

Last Friday (Oct. 8) I published a commentary discussing the case Snyder v. Phelps currently before the U.S. Supreme Court; a case that, at first glan...

Supreme Court To Hear Military Funeral Protest Case

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices, in a rare public display of sympathy, strongly suggested Wednesday they would like to rule for a dead Marin...

'God Hates Fags': Q&A with Pastor Fred Phelps

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joshua Kors

Pastor Fred Phelps led the congregation that gained notoriety in recent years for picketing the funerals of soldiers who died in Iraq and Afghanistan. He spoke with me about hell, homosexuality, and the Supreme Court.

Albert Snyder, Marine Father, Wages Court Battle Against Funeral Protests

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

YORK, Pa. — Some nights Albert Snyder wakes up at 3 a.m. Other nights he doesn't sleep at all, tormented by thoughts of the hateful signs carrie...

Hundreds Donate To Father Of Fallen Marine, To Pay Court Costs

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

BALTIMORE — Donations are pouring in for a fallen Marine's father who was ordered to pay the court costs of an anti-gay church he's been battlin...

Father Of Dead Marine Ordered To Pay Legal Fees Of Westobro Baptist Church Protesters

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Newsmax reports that Bill O'Reilly will pick up the tab for the legal fees, calling the situation an outrage: That is an outrage," he said. "I will...