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Snyder V. Phelps: Searching for a Legal Standard


Leslie C. Griffin


University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law

December 16, 2010

Cardozo Law Review De Novo, p. 353, 2010
U of Houston Law Center No. 2010-A-46

Abstract:     
This essay previews the case of Albert Snyder against Westboro Baptist Church, which picketed the military funeral of Albert’s son Matthew. A jury’s award of emotional distress damages was overturned on appeal on First Amendment grounds. The essay situates the case within current defamation and privacy law and suggests that the Court clarify that law by protecting plaintiffs in the private figure/private concern area.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 16

Keywords: free speech, First Amendment, defamation, privacy, religion, picketing

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Date posted: December 18, 2010  

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Griffin, Leslie C., Snyder V. Phelps: Searching for a Legal Standard (December 16, 2010). Cardozo Law Review De Novo, p. 353, 2010; U of Houston Law Center No. 2010-A-46. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1726607

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law ( email )
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