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Father of fallen Marine to pay court fees?!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by clearconscience, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    In my opinion we should ship that POS protestor off to Iraq and let him protest there. I'm not a Marine and this angers and sickens me.

    Dad of Marine who died in Iraq ordered to pay funeral protesters' court fees
    By The Associated Press
    March 29, 2010, 2:12PMBALTIMORE -- Lawyers for the father of a Marine who died in Iraq say a court has ordered him to pay legal costs for the anti-gay protesters who picketed his son's funeral.

    The protesters are led by Fred Phelps of Westboro Baptist Church. Albert Snyder of York, Pa., had won a $5 million verdict against Phelps, but it was thrown out on appeal.

    On Friday, the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Maryland ordered Snyder to pay the costs of Phelps' appeal.

    The U.S. Supreme Court agreed earlier this month to consider whether the protesters' provocative messages, which include phrases like "Thank God for dead soldiers," are protected by the First Amendment.

    Lawyers say Snyder already is struggling to come up with the fees associated with filing the brief with the high court.
  2. kenr74

    kenr74 Oregon Active Member

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    Incredible. This country is so screwed up.
  3. Sawdust

    Sawdust Bull Mountain(Tigard), OR Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Legal and Right are often too vastly different things. :(
  4. ZachS

    ZachS Eugene/PDX Active Member

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    A noble man sued some terrible people for using their free speech rights in a despicable way.

    Predictably, he lost. Now he has to pay their expenses.

    I'm sure that a lot of other noble men and women will help him cover the cost.

    Justice will find the Phelps clan and their disgusting habits on another day and in another way.

    But there's nothing wrong with the law here. The good guy isn't supposed to win every time.
  5. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Boy, that's a fact !! Look whose running this country........:(
  6. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    ...... and so it begins.