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Snider vs Phelps

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Bryan Castillo .Verdict The Supreme Court will declare Phelps innocent. Since, he is using the Christian church to back up his outrageous opinions; religion is an exception in the first amendment. He might win the case unless Snyder and his lawyer can prove that Phelps is just using the religion as a gate way. Therefore, if my point is not proven Phelps will win the case. However, freedom of speech will be in danger, if he is punished without proving that he is using religion in order to get away with this. ...read more.

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He also says that the first amendment has been misplaced and that it can be only used against public figures. In addition, to that Snyder says that Phelps' picketing caused him emotional distress. In my opinion, the Supreme Court and the members of the Congress should agree with the senators supporting Snyder's position in the case. Because what Phelps did and has been doing on funerals of fallen heroes, is something that many people in the United States specially will not tolerate no matter how insane you are. ...read more.

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Censoring media such as movies, music lyrics and video games will not help because that helps us understand human nature more in-depth. This allows us see how far a human or a group of people can go to get the attention they want and more. But then again, everything has point and I think that the Supreme Court and the Congress should make exceptions, depending on how bad the case or the hate expressed is and punish them if necessary. That will all help prevent such hate speeches from being express to the public and help people have a more open mind towards different races and sexual orientation. ...read more.

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