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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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Margie Phelps, second from right, a daughter of Fred Phelps, and the lawyer who argued the case for of the Westboro Baptist Church, of Tokepa Kan., walks from the Supreme Court, in Washington on Oct. 6, 2010. The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, March 2, 2011, that the First Amendment protects fundamentalist church members who mount attention-getting, anti-gay protests outside military funerals. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

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The lobby of the headquarters of pharmaceutical company Wyeth in Madison, N.J. The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, that a federal law bars lawsuits against drug makers over serious side effects from childhood vaccines. The vaccine was made by Wyeth, now owned by Pfizer, Inc. (AP Photo/Mike Derer, file)

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Residents of Christiania stand in front of the Supreme Court of Denmark Friday Feb. 18, 2011, in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Danish Supreme Court gave the government the green light to take control of a largely self-governing Copenhagen neighborhood that was occupied by hippies four decades ago. (AP Photo/Polfoto/Torben Stroyer)

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Sedaqalluh Haqiq, who heads a tribunal set up by Afghanistan's Supreme Court, prays at the end of a press event in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011. The tribunal called Wednesday for a one-month delay in the opening of the parliamentary session to further investigate charges of electoral fraud. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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People wait in line in front of the Supreme Court. Sweeping marble staircases, sculptures, manicured gardens and ornate doors beckoned citizens of the past. Now most stand empty and sealed, a forbidden welcome. (Associated Press)

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Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan laughs on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 29, 2010, while testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on her nomination. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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The Supreme Court's newest member, Justice Elena Kagan, is recusing herself from cases she handled as solicitor general. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In this file photo from Oct. 6, 2010, Albert Snyder, whose free-speech case was then being reviewed by the Supreme Court, makes a statement in front of the court on Wednesday. (Associated Press)

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Margie Phelps, center, and Shirley Phelps-Roper, left, of the Westboro Baptist Church, of Tokepa Kan., speaks in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, after the court heard arguments in the dispute between Albert Snyder, of York, Pa., and the Westboro Baptist Church. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Margie Phelps, right, and Shirley Phelps-Roper, second from right, of the Westboro Baptist Church, of Tokepa Kan., speak to the press in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, after the court heard arguments in the dispute between Albert Snyder, of York, Pa., and the Westboro Baptist Church. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Shirley Phelps-Roper of the Westboro Baptist Church, of Tokepa Kan., lower right, celebrates as she walks down the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010,with Margie Phelps, left, the lawyer and church member who argued the case for the Westboro Baptist Church, after the court heard arguments in the dispute between Albert Snyder, of York, Pa., and the Westboro Baptist Church. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Members of the Westboro Baptist Church picket in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010. The court is hearing arguments Wednesday in the dispute between Albert Snyder of York, Pa., and members of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan. The case pits Snyder's right to grieve privately against the church members' right to say what they want, no matter how offensive. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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A visitor to the Supreme Court wears a badge in honor of Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, in Washington. The court is hearing arguments Wednesday in the dispute between Albert Snyder of York, Pa., and members of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan. The case pits Snyder's right to grieve privately against the church members' right to say what they want, no matter how offensive.(AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

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** FILE ** In a Sept. 22, 2010, file photo, Albert Snyder, 55, talks about his son, Matthew, a Marine who was killed in Iraq, and about the Supreme Court case that will focus on a lawsuit he filed against Rev. Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church for protesting his son's funeral, in York, Pa. (AP Photo/Ann Foster,File)

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Members of the Westboro Baptist Church picket in front of the Supreme Court in Washington on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010. The court was hearing arguments in the dispute between Albert Snyder of York, Pa., and members of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan. The case pits Mr. Snyder's right to grieve privately against the church members' right to say what they want, no matter how offensive. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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IN AND OUT: Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan participated in the day's first case, but left before the second case to avoid any conflict of interest. (Associated Press)

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ON THE SIDELINES: Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan can't hear about half the cases this term because of her previous involvement. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Gay rights activists demonstrate in favor of the legality of adoptions by gay couples outside the Supreme Court in Mexico City on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010. The high court on Monday upheld a Mexico City law allowing the adoptions. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)

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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2010 file photo, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is photographed in her chambers in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)