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Constitutional Law Keyed to Feldman
Snyder v. Phelps
Citation:562 U.S. 443 (2011)
Members of the Westboro Baptist Church, a religious organization known for its members’ public protests of homosexuality in the U.S, have traveled to military funerals to express their that God hates the U.S for its tolerance of homosexuality and that God is killing soldiers as punishment for the Nation’s policies. Westboro staged a picket outside the funeral of a Marine killed in Iraq. The picketing was peaceful and took place on land 1000 feet away from the funeral.
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