Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- so we are again doubtful that certiorari will be granted in any cases today.

Snyder v. Phelps

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-751 4th Cir. Oct 6, 2010
Tr.Aud.
Mar 2, 2011 8-1 Roberts OT 2010

Holding: The First Amendment protects those who stage a peaceful protest on a matter of public concern near the funeral of a military service member from tort liability.

Plain English Holding: The First Amendment protects from tort liability those who stage a peaceful protest on a matter of public concern near the funeral of a military service member.

Judgment: 4th Circuit affirmed , 8-1, in an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts on March 2, 2011.

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