Snyder v. Phelps Oral Argument

Lawyers presented oral arguments before the nine justices of the Supreme Court in the case of Snyder v. Phelps. The case centered on First… read more

Lawyers presented oral arguments before the nine justices of the Supreme Court in the case of Snyder v. Phelps. The case centered on First Amendment rights and public protests at military funerals. At issue was whether a church had the legal right to stage anti-gay protests at U.S. military funerals to promote its claim that God is angry at America for tolerance toward homosexuals. Albert Snyder, the father of a Marine killed in Iraq in 2006, appealed to the Supreme Court after the family’s funeral service at a Roman Catholic church in Westminster, Maryland, drew unwanted protests by members of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas.

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Program ID:
295901-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 8, 2010
Last Aired:
Mar 3, 2011

Airing Details

  • Oct 08, 2010 | 6:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 09, 2010 | 5:38am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 10, 2010 | 10:34am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 02, 2011 | 8:07pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 03, 2011 | 12:17am EST | C-SPAN 2
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