Monday, September 13, 2010
More Fun in Torts II
These people at the Westboro Church protesting at fallen soldiers funerals push the very limit of my libertarian heart. I knew before I started torts that there would be some cases that would piss me off. I really don't have a horse in this race. I'm not particularly religious but am not anti-religious, not gay or have ever been in the military. Yet for some reason, these guy's boorish, outlandish, and insensitive behavior at a particularly vulnerable time and place in a family's life makes me want to slap the shit out of them.
This case has made its way from a federal district court in Maryland where the family of the fallen soldier initially won $8 million but was later reduced to around $2 million. The 4th circuit court reversed the lower court's rulings and now this case will be heard by the Supreme Court. I really don't know how the justices will vote on this one.