Courts & Crime

October 1, 2010

Westboro Baptist's funeral protests put free speech to test

The most vexing free speech fight in years confronts the Supreme Court on Wednesday, pitting a loud-mouthed, anti-gay Kansas church against a grieving Pennsylvania father. The father, Albert Snyder, has already won the popular vote hands-down. But, for all the pain they may have caused, the public rants against homosexuality by the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., might just be found to be protected by the First Amendment.

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