Snyder v. Phelps

Docket No.
Op. Below
Argument
Oct 6, 2010
Tr.Aud.
Opinion
Vote
8-1
Author
Roberts
Term

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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