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Free speech, privacy rights, and raw emotion collide at the Supreme Court (access required)

"Why should the First Amendment tolerate exploiting this Marine's family?" That question, posed by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during yesterday's oral arguments in Snyder v. Phelps, underscores the tough task before the U.S. Supreme Court: drawing the legal line between free speech rights and privacy rights in a case laden with emotion. The case asks whether the ...

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  1. “SUPPORT OUR TROOPS ALIVE or DEAD”

    The First Amendment should not tolerate exploiting and invading dead servicemen’s funerals with torious words of disrepect. If these demonstrations continue to be allowed the next one will be at Arlington’s Cemetery.

    “SUPPORT OUR TROOPS ALIVE or DEAD”

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