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Snyder v. Phelps: A Slice of the Facts and Half an Opinion

Cardozo Law Review De Novo, p. 64, 2011

3 Pages Posted: 14 Apr 2011  

Deana Pollard-Sacks

Texas Southern University - Thurgood Marshall School of Law

Date Written: April 12, 2011

Abstract

In Snyder v. Phelps, the Supreme Court reviewed only the picketing aspect of the case, and found that the First Amendment precluded tort liability. The Court declined to consider whether tort liability for the online "epic" that targeted the Snyders personally was constitutional. Snyder v. Phelps is a very narrow opinion and adds little to the debate about whether tort liability for invasion of privacy or intentional infliction of emotional distress arising from speech is constitutional.

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Pollard-Sacks, Deana, Snyder v. Phelps: A Slice of the Facts and Half an Opinion (April 12, 2011). Cardozo Law Review De Novo, p. 64, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1808316

Deana Pollard-Sacks (Contact Author)

Texas Southern University - Thurgood Marshall School of Law ( email )

3100 Cleburne Street
Houston, TX 77004
United States

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