I'm beyond flabbergasted. If the Code Duello were still in place, I'd be challenging Fred Phelps to pistols for two, coffee for one. Or beating him to within an inch of his life. I don't know which is more disgusting: Phelps, the Lawyers that went to court for him, or the court that somehow saw fit to make this ruling.
via Neptunus Lex by lex on 3/30/10
The father of a Marine slain in Iraq has been ordered to pay the court costs of the odious Phelps clan:
Lawyers for the father of a Marine who died in Iraq and whose funeral was picketed by anti-gay protesters say a court has ordered him to pay the protesters’ appeal costs.
On Friday, the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ordered that Albert Snyder of York, Pa., pay costs associated with Fred Phelps’ appeal. Phelps is the leader of the Westboro Baptist Church, which conducted protests at the funeral of Snyder’s son, Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, in Westminster in 2006.
Lawyers for Snyder say the Court of Appeals has ordered him to pay $16,510.80 to Phelps for costs relating to the appeal, despite the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review the Court of Appeals’ decision.
I guess he hadn’t given enough.]