Soldier’s father takes fight to top U.S. court

 CBC News

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday in a case that pits the grieving father of a dead marine against the members of an obscure Kansas church who protest at the funerals of fallen service-members.

Albert Snyder, the father of Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, who died in Iraq, is asking the top court in the United States reinstate a $5 million US penalty against the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka.

Snyder, of York, Pa., took legal action after church members picketed the funeral of his son.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2010/10/06/united-states-supreme-court-westboro-baptist-church.html#ixzz11aclowDU

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