Sunday, March 06, 2011

Freedom of Speech

The U.S. Supreme Court last week handed down a 8-1 decision in favor of protesters at a military funeral who had been sued for intentional infliction of emotional harm by the dead soldier's father. According to the Court, the protesters are protected by the First Amendment right of free expression which protects even hateful speech. NPR has the story on All Things Considered (5 min 34 sec , transcript available) and a comment about the case by Scott Simon (3 min 7 sec transcript available).