Snyder vs Phelps: Freedom - Liberty - Justice

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    Snyder vs Phelps: Freedom - Liberty - Justice

    On October 6th 2010 the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Snyder v Phelps

    Snyder v. Phelps | Citizen Media Law Project

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    Snyder v. Phelps : SCOTUSblog

    Issue: (1) Whether the prohibition of awarding damages to public figures to compensate for the intentional infliction of emotional distress, under the Supreme Court’s First Amendment precedents, applies to a case involving two private persons regarding a private matter; (2) whether the freedom of speech guaranteed by the First Amendment trumps its freedom of religion and peaceful assembly; and (3) whether an individual attending a family member’s funeral constitutes a “captive audience” who is entitled to state protection from unwanted communication.

    Plain English Issue: Does the First Amendment protect protesters at a funeral from liability for intentionally inflicting emotional distress on the family of the deceased?

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    Where do you stand and why?
     
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    Michael Phelps is a d-bag and I hope he never wins another medal.
     
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    Below is question posed by somebody who I take it thinks they support freedom and liberty:

    "When has one of our most cherished and guarded freedoms gone too far?" - Snyder v Phelps SCOTUS - The Exchange

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    My question would be: "Are cherished and guarded freedoms absolute and if not, why?
     
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    Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are to be regulated?
     
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    Itll be an interesting decision to read. I think the Fourth Circuit Court's ruling will be affirmed. However morally contemptible Phelps and his followers may be to rule against them is an unnecessary restriction on speech.
     

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