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Westboro Baptist Church and the 1st Amendment

The First Amendment of the US Constitution

Freedom of Religion, Speech, Press, Assembly, and Petition

Passed by Congress September 25, 1789. Ratified December 15, 1791. The first 10 amendments form the Bill of Rights

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

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Fidellow, McKinsey . "Westboro Baptist Church."

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Richey, Warren. "Supreme Court: 'Hurtful Speech' of Westboro Baptist Church is Protected."

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A Peek Inside the Westboro Baptist Church (NPR, 3/2/11):


Westboro Case Strengthens Free Speech Rights for All (NPR, 3/5/11):