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Afterthoughts on Snyder v. Phelps

3 Pages Posted: 23 Nov 2011  

Vikram D. Amar

University of Illinois College of Law

Alan E. Brownstein

University of California, Davis - School of Law

Date Written: November, 22 2011

Abstract

From a scholarly and professional perspective, the Supreme Court’s decision in Snyder v. Phelps added little to the development of free speech doctrine. As a normative matter, the Court’s role in the resolution of this case is hard to justify or explain.

In this short piece, we reflect on the normative costs of the Court’s decision and raise additional constitutional questions not addressed by the Court in its decision.

Suggested Citation

Amar, Vikram D. and Brownstein, Alan E., Afterthoughts on Snyder v. Phelps (November, 22 2011). Cardozo Law Review de novo, p. 43, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1963394

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Alan Edward Brownstein

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