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Editor's Note :

This week we are hosting an online symposium on NIFLA v. Becerra, in which the Supreme Court will consider whether the disclosures required by California’s Reproductive FACT Act violate the free speech clause of the First Amendment. Contributions are available at this link.

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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