Thursday, March 3, 2011
Finding a Silver Lining
vapidness. In her view the U. S. Supreme Court turned its back on "common sense and decency" in ruling 8-1 (J. Alito dissenting) to protect the First Amendment in the Westboro Baptist Church case. The Salon article discusses her utter confusion over the First Amendment, particularly her assertion that Dr. Laura's First Amendment rights were trampled when she was vilified in the media for using the "N" word on her radio show. Justice Robert's decision in the Westboro Baptist Church case is a moving defense of free speech on public issues: "speech on public issues occupies the highest rung of the hierarchy of First Amendment values."