Saturday, July 3, 2010
USNWR Opinion Piece on Snyder v. Phelps
U.S. News & World Report Weekly has published my brief opinion piece on the Synder v. Phelps "funeral protest" case. You can access the piece here. The feature is called "Two Takes." I argue that the tort liability imposed on the Phelps family for protesting near the private funeral of a soldier is inconsistent with the First Amendment. Walter Dellinger, former acting Solicitor General, argues that the protesters have no First Amendment right to "hijack" a private funeral.