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Speech v. Respect

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Lichtman

Snyder v. Phelps, the Westboro funeral protest case, places before us a choice between the legal right of free speech with the ethical value of respect.

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...

Only About the Law?

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Lichtman

In Snyder v. Phelps, what of the grieving families? Are they not entitled to the respect, privacy and dignity accorded individuals at a time of great anguish?

Fred Phelps and a Tale of Two Matts

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

In the 12 years between Matthew Shepard's funeral, and a Supreme Court case about Matthew Snyder's funeral, Americans' attitudes toward their gay neighbors have changed. It seems the Phelps family are the only ones who haven't.