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Albert Snyder v Westboro Baptist Church

Please provide a summary of Judge Alito's argument and then give your opinion as to whether he is right or wrong.

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Reasoning about law - Albert Snyder v Westboro Baptist Church
Please provide a summary of Judge Alito's argument and then give your opinion as to whether he is right or wrong.

The majority opinion held that the Westboro Baptist Church could not be held liable because their "speech" was protected under the First Amendment. This is true because there message was directed at public events, held on public land and followed the laws and directives of local government and law enforcement.

Judge Alito bases his dissent on his opinion that the speech of Westboro Baptist Church was private in nature. He claims that it was directed specifically at Marine Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder and that the public aspects of the speech were conducted as a smoke screen to hide the personal nature of the attacks and also that the content of what they ...

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This solution examines the Albert Snyder v Westboro Baptist Church case and ruling. This case highlights issues of religions freedom, hate speech, and the limits to individual rights. Over 550 words of original text along with the original ruling and court case. Specific attention is paid to Judge Alito's ruling.

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