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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Westboro Baptist case goes before U.S. Supreme Court next week

The U.S. Supreme Court is going to hear arguments next week in a case involving Westboro Baptist Church, which was sued after protesting at a Marine's funeral. The central question is whether this type of activity falls under First Amendment protection. (Westboro says it already plans to protest outside the court, even as they make their arguments inside.)

The Wall Street Journal has a preview of the court's upcoming term, and the article says the Westboro case is one of a few high-profile First Amendment cases that will come before the Supremes. This particular court has a record that's a little unpredictable in this area.

Hat Tip: Many thanks, Keith G in PV!

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