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 …

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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 …

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2nd Amendment

U.S. CONSTITUTION AMENDMENT II The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution are referred to as the Bill of Rights. The Second Amendment provides as follows: A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. Beginning with …

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NFIB Sebelius Dissent Thomas

Justice Clarence Thomas

THOMAS, J., dissenting   

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
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Nos. 11-–393, 11–-398 and 11–-400  
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NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT  
BUSINESS, ET AL ., PETITIONERS
11-–393 v.  
KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, SECRETARY OF HEALTH  
AND HUMAN SERVICES, ET AL .
 
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN    
SERVICES, ET AL ., PETITIONERS  
11–-398 v.  
FLORIDA ET AL .
 
FLORIDA, ET AL ., PETITIONERS
11-–400 v.  
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND  
HUMAN SERVICES ET AL .

ON WRITS OF CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF
APPEALS FOR THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT  

[June 28, 2012]

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 …

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U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights

U.S. Constitution

U.S. CONSTITUTION  The United States Constitution, consisting of a Preamble, seven Articles and twenty-seven Amendments was initially signed on September 17, 1787. A durable document, intended to adapt to changing times, it was most recently amended in 1992. Legal.com examines several of the Clauses and Amendments of the Constitution in subsections under Supreme Court. By clicking …

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