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York County U.S.Marine Father Must Pay Court Costs of Funeral Protesters
| March 29, 2010
| AP Staff reporter
Posted on 03/29/2010 7:34:42 PM PDT by Blonde
BALIMORE, MARYLAND - 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.
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KEYWORDS: marine; militaryfamilies; pennsylvania; phelps; ruling; snyder; usmc; wbc; york
Lawyers say Snyder already is struggling to come up with the fees associated with filing the brief with the high court.
posted on 03/29/2010 7:34:42 PM PDT
The DOJ will help terrorists but NOT this poor family.
posted on 03/29/2010 7:37:38 PM PDT
("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." --Thomas Jefferson)
What is the world coming to.
posted on 03/29/2010 7:40:12 PM PDT
I’ve got $100 burning a hole in my pocket. I need an address or a PAYPAL site NOW!
posted on 03/29/2010 7:50:00 PM PDT
HORRIBLE. Somebody needs to take that whole Phelps crew out of the picture permanently. Ship 'em to Timbuktu on a one-way ticket. On a leaky boat.
I can think of remedies that are closer to home and faster too, but that's not for posting...
posted on 03/29/2010 8:09:57 PM PDT
(Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
Ive got $100 burning a hole in my pocket. I need an address or a PAYPAL site NOW!
I will match you.
posted on 03/29/2010 8:14:50 PM PDT
(.combat officer's dad,)
posted on 03/29/2010 8:15:58 PM PDT
It'd be a real shame of something happened to the Phelps clan which precluded them from suing anyone ever again.
posted on 03/29/2010 8:16:48 PM PDT
(The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
posted on 03/29/2010 8:18:32 PM PDT
(Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini)
Since when do we have loser pays?
I thought that it occurred very rarely in some frivolous cases, but he won the first time, so it’s difficult to argue it’s frivolous.
posted on 03/29/2010 8:25:14 PM PDT
(It doesn't matter whom you vote for, it matters who takes office.)
To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ...
posted on 03/29/2010 8:29:00 PM PDT
(Only stupid, racists people support Obama.)
But I’m sure saying “thank God for dead judges,” or “dead lawyers” would be considered hate speech.
posted on 03/29/2010 8:37:14 PM PDT
They would be in good company with the Jihadists in Afghanistan and Yemen.
posted on 03/29/2010 8:58:17 PM PDT
(Remember The Great Ptarmigan/Rabbit War!)
Happy to chip in as well. Ping me with the paypal account if they put one up.
So Mr. Snyder, the injured party, has to pay the legal expenses for the person who injured him??? This is monstrous!! Can this be appealed? If it can’t, I would pay Phelps 1 cent/month. “Sorry, Judge, that’s the best I can do, since I had to bury my son and pay for my own legal expenses.”
posted on 03/29/2010 9:26:53 PM PDT
To: Jack Hammer
Mr. Snyder has a website. There is a donation page. My money just went where my mouth was.
posted on 03/30/2010 6:03:27 AM PDT
I will see your $100.00, and raise you $125.00.
If anyone finds a legitimate PayPal site for this father, please post it. I know plenty of fellow Patriot Guard Riders in the Katy-Houston area who will kick-in.
; Can you verify that this is the actual website to make donations please:
I have contacted the law firm handling this issue and have verified that http://www.matthewsnyder.org/help.html is the actual legitimate website to make donations.
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