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Snyder v. Westboro’s Phelps: ‘Bad guys badly won, the good guys sadly lost, but free speech supremely won’

The initial report about a rare U.S. Supreme Court case involving York County, Pa., stated: York, PA – The Supreme Court has ruled that the First Amendment protects fundamentalist church members who mount attention-getting, anti-gay protests outside military funerals… . … Continue reading

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Check out these links to learn more about wrenching U.S. Supreme Court case Snyder v. Westboro

York County, Pa.’s, Albert Snyder holds a picture of him with his son, Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder. The photo was taken at the last holiday the two spent together, according to the York Daily Record/Sunday News. The U.S. Marine was … Continue reading

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York, Pa.-based Web site tracking U.S. Supreme Court case, Snyder vs. Westboro

Albert Snyder holds a picture of his son, Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, from the last Christmas the two spent together before the U.S. Marine was killed in Iraq March 3, 2006. This scene came during a news conference in which … Continue reading

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Prigg v. Pennsylvania early U.S. Supreme Court case with York County ties

No matter the federal law or Pennsylvania and Maryland statutes in play, runaway slaves slipped across the Mason-Dixon Line before the Civil War. Some found freedom via the Underground Railroad. One such fugitive from Maryland settled in York, Pa., and … Continue reading

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With hot controversy cooled, Highpoint offers Susquehanna River view for the ages

The Mason-Dixon Trail passes over Highpoint, in this view to the south. It extends to Havre de Grace, Md., and Chadds Ford, Pa. Background posts: Private, public interests built Lake Marburg for manufacturing, recreation, York Safe & Lock faltered after … Continue reading

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Part I: For years, York countians part of major court cases

Plaintiffs’ attorney Eric Rothschild addresses the media following closing statements in the Dover intelligent design trial in November 2005. The civil trial was one of the nationally prominent cases involving York County in decades. Background posts: County First Amendment list … Continue reading

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