Monday, June 21, 2010

Freedom of speech and hate

My latest OpEd piece is up at It's called "How Free Are We to Express Hate?" Once again, Virginia's new attorney general is in the picture.
Cuccinelli’s apparently agrees with the 4th Circuit’s decision, his office cited a concern about curtailing “valid exercises of free speech,” as its reason for choosing to make Virginia just one of two states not to file a supporting amicus brief.

Westboro grabbed the national spotlight in 1998 when some of its members appeared at the Wyoming funeral of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old man who had been brutally murdered. The Phelps contingent brandished signs announcing that because he was gay Shepard was burning in hell.
To read the entire story click here.

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