Mar 062011
 
 March 6, 2011  Posted by  Court

GWU law professor Jeffrey Rosen writes:

Justice Samuel Alito has become America’s privacy cop.

By an 8 to 1 vote this past week, the Supreme Court upheld the First Amendment right of Kansas’s Westboro Baptist Church to engage in hateful protests at military funerals. The lone dissenter was Alito, who insisted that the grieving relatives of Matthew A. Snyder, a Marine who died in Iraq, should be able to sue the church for a “vicious verbal assault” that violated their privacy and dignity.

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More than any other justice, Alito is emerging as a stalwart defender of privacy, particularly in cases with strong free speech interests on the other side.

Read more in the Washington Post.

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