Did Alito and Military Families Lose the Case but Win the Argument?
Jim Antle and John Tabin provide a good summary overview of the Supreme Court’s 8-1 decision in Snyder v. Phelps. At issue is whether protesters have a Constitutional right to picket military funerals.
As you would imagine, most military service personnel, veterans and their families are dismayed by the Court’s decision.
Military families can’t understand why, as dissenting Justice Samuel Alito put it, they should be subject to “malevolent verbal attack[s]” when: (a) they are private citizens and not public figures; and (b) there are “almost limitless opportunities [outside of a private funeral] for protesters to express their views.”