Mar 102010
 
 March 10, 2010  Court

Charlie Butts writes:

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear a case lodged against Fred Phelps and other members of his church over protests at military funerals.

Phelps’ protesters suggest soldiers are dying in Iraq and Afghanistan because God is punishing America for tolerance of the homosexual lifestyle. The high court will hear an appeal from Albert Snyder, whose son died in Iraq in 2006. Phelps’ group picketed that funeral and others with signs bearing inflammatory messages like “Thank God for dead soldiers” and “Thank God for IEDs.” At issue is whether the protestors’ message is protected by the First Amendment.

Matthew Krause with Liberty Counsel quotes an old adage: “Hard cases make bad law.”

Read more on One News Now. There’s lots of coverage of this case in the blawgosphere.

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