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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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