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A.G. to file brief on Westboro church

May 17, 2010

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— The Kansas attorney general plans to seek support for a brief he will file with the U.S. Supreme Court in a support of a man suing members of an anti-gay Topeka church.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reported that A.G. Steve Six plans to complete the friend-of-the-court brief early this week on behalf of Albert Snyder. Six then will circulate it to other state attorneys general.

Snyder is the father of a Marine suing the Westboro Baptist Church members who picketed at his son’s 2006 funeral. The church contends U.S. military deaths are God’s punishment for tolerance of homosexuality.

A federal jury awarded Snyder a $10.9 million judgment in October 2007. That sum was reduced before a federal appeals court overturned the judgment.

Since then, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case.

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madameX 4 years, 7 months ago

Well, if Phelps lost, I'm pretty sure he'd have to shell out the millions that were awarded to Snyder. That's how it would affect him.

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