But the Supreme Court was right to reach the decision it did.
|Loathsome, but Legal|
By an 8-1 margin (Justice Alito in dissent), the Court (with the Chief writing the majority opinion) ruled that while there was no societal benefit to the speech Westboro practices, its elimination would be injurious to free-speech rights. It is regrettable that they reached this decision, though the only thing more regrettable would have been for them to rule the other way.
I am struck by Justice Alito's dissent. I agree with virtually everything he says on a human level--but when it comes right down to it, there just isn't a reason to prohibit their speech that passes Constitutional muster.