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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The rival of my rival is . . .

This defies words. (H/T: Josh Blackman). Westboro Baptist yesterday picketed outside the Rowan County Clerk's Office in a protest of Kim Davis, for her sins of being divorced and of failing to obey her oath to follow the law. Apparently "all sin" is "awful," so adultery, same-sex marriage, and oath-breaking all stand on the same footing.* I wonder what LGBTQ groups are thinking right about now.

* Never mind that Davis does not violate her oath by not following SCOTUS precedent--I do not expect the Westboro folks to understand the precedent/judgment distinction).

Posted by Howard Wasserman on October 20, 2015 at 09:44 AM in Constitutional thoughts, First Amendment, Howard Wasserman, Law and Politics | Permalink

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"I do not expect the Westboro folks to understand the precedent/judgment distinction."

They should. Fred Phelps was an attorney, as are 5 of his kids. One of them, Margie Phelps, was attorney of record for the (victorious) respondents in Snyder v. Phelps. So, I expect they can understand the legal distinctions, even if they're still a bit muddled on the moral and logical ones.

Posted by: Anon | Oct 20, 2015 6:59:19 PM

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