Westboro Baptist Church wins Supreme Court case: Was it the right decision?
The Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment protects fundamentalist church members who mount attention-getting, anti-gay protests outside military funerals.
The court voted 8-1 Wednesday in favor of the Westboro Baptist Church and against the father of a dead Marine who sued church members after they picketed his son's funeral.
Justice Samuel Alito was the lone dissenting judge on the case.
"What Westboro said, in the whole context of how and where it chose to say it, is entitled to 'special protection' under the First Amendment," Roberts wrote in the opinion for the court, "and that protection cannot be overcome by a jury finding that the picketing was outrageous."
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| March 2, 2011; 11:46 AM ET
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