ACLU Responds To U.S. Supreme Court Decision In Snyder v. Phelps Case
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NEW YORK – In response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision today in the case of Snyder v. Phelps, the following can be attributed to Steven R. Shapiro, Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union:
“The Court’s decision properly and respectfully acknowledges the Snyder family’s grief. But it correctly holds that the response to that grief cannot include the abandonment of core First Amendment principles designed to protect even the most unpopular speech on matters of public concern.”
A copy of the brief the ACLU filed in the case is available online at: www.aclu.org/free-speech/snyder-v-phelps-aclu-amicus-brief
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