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Albert Snyder (center), flanked by his attorneys, walks to a news conference after the Supreme Court's 8-1 ruling in favor of Westboro Baptist Church ended Mr. Snyder's suit against the church for emotional distress after church members marched at the 2006 funeral Mass of Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder and carried signs with anti-gay, anti-military and anti-Catholic messages. (Associated Press)
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Albert Snyder (center), flanked by his attorneys, walks to a news conference after the Supreme Court's 8-1 ruling in favor of Westboro Baptist Church ended Mr. Snyder's suit against the church for emotional distress after church members marched at the 2006 funeral Mass of Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder and carried signs with anti-gay, anti-military and anti-Catholic messages. (Associated Press)

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