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Editor's Note :

On Wednesday the court hears oral argument in Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc. John Duffy has our preview.
On Wednesday the court also hears oral argument in Maslenjak v. United States. Amy Howe has our preview.

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Snyder v. Phelps

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-751 4th Cir. Oct 6, 2010
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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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