The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday morning in a case involving a small religious group’s free speech rights and a father’s right to privacy. Sean E. Summers, representing the father of a fallen marine, contended that Albert Snyder “simply wanted to bury his son in a private, dignified manner.” “We’re talking about a funeral,” Summers said before the justices of the high court. Snyder sued the notorious Westboro Baptist Church in 2007 after the congregation picketed the funeral of his 20-year-old son, Matthew, who was killed in Iraq. The Kansas congregation held signs reading “Thank God for Dead Soldiers” and “God Hates You.”

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