Snyder v. Phelps

Snyder v. Phelps

Commonly known as the Westboro Baptist Church free speech case, Snyder v. Phelps was heard by the Court on October 6, 2010 and decided on March 2, 2011. The Slip Opinion follows this introduction, and includes Justice Breyer’s concurring opinion. Justice Alito’s dissent is separately published. This case examines first amendment rights. The First Amendment …

Read more

Snyder v. Phelps (Dissenting opinion)

Justice Alito

Writing Our profound national commitment to free and open debate is not a license for the vicious verbal assault that occurred in this case,” following is the full text of Justice Alito’s dissent in Snyder v. Phelps. Legal.com disclaims any copyright to the text of the opinion. Legal.com takes the position that when a court …

Read more

1st Amendment

1st Amendment

U.S. CONSTITUTION AMENDMENT I The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution are referred to as the Bill of Rights. The First Amendment, known as the Free Speech (also Freedom of Religion) Amendment, contains three clauses, as follows: [Clause 1, the “Establishment Clause”] Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting …

Read more