Skip to content. Public Education. Issue: Who can ultimately decide what the law is? Result: "It is explicitly the province and duty of the Judicial Department to say what the law is.
Supreme Court Landmarks
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Skip to main navigation. Fred Phelps and his followers at the Westboro Baptist Church believe that God punishes the United States for its tolerance of homosexuality, particularly within the military. To demonstrate their beliefs, Phelps and his followers often picket at military funerals. Church members also sang hymns and recited Bible verses. Although Albert Snyder could see the tops of the picket signs on the day of the funeral, he could not read what was written on them and it was not until he saw a news story about the funeral and the picketing that he became aware of the church's message.
Facts and Case Summary - Texas v. Johnson
Skip to main navigation. Participate in interactive landmark Supreme Court cases that have shaped history and have an impact on law-abiding citizens today. Bethel School District 43 v. Fraser Holding: Students do not have a First Amendment right to make obscene speeches in school.