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Snyder v. Phelps Petitioner Albert Snyder, seeking to overturn a lower court’s ruling in favor of the respondents, Phelps (of the Westboro Baptist Church, Inc), claimed intentional infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy, and civil conspiracy as a result of the Phelps’ picketing of the funeral of Snyder’s son. Hustler Magazine, Inc. v. Falwell , a case in which the Court prohibited awarding public figures compensation for intentionally-inflicted emotional distress, was used as precedent. The three questions for the Court to consider are: 1) Does Hustler v. Falwell apply to a private person versus another private person concerning a private matter? 2) Does the First Amendment’s freedom of speech tenet trump the the First Amendment’s freedom of religion and peaceful assembly? 3) Does an individual attending a family member’s funeral constitute a captive audience who is entitled to state protection from unwanted communication?
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