This week we are talking about the First Amendment Freedom of Speech. In your reading you saw the court’s analysis in Syder v Phelps. This case was decided 8-1, not a common agreement in our now ideologically divided court. Justice Alito was the lone dissenter in the case.
For your forum discussion this week discuss:
1) What was the court’s ruling in Synder v Phelps and what was Justice Alito’s argument in his dissenting opinion?
2) Do you agree with the ruling in the case? Why or why not?
3) Give an example of a situation where a public protest would not be a “matter or public concern” and therefore not allowed.