This week, the Supreme Court will hear the case involving anti-gay protests at military funerals (Snyder v. Phelps). One of the cases cited by the defense is Hustler publisher Larry Flynt's landmark case against the late Jerry Falwell.
Flynt appeared on CNN's News Room to say that while he does not approve of the Westboro Baptist Church's protests — which he calls despicable and insensitive — acknowledged that the government had no right to suppress rights under the First Amendment, no matter how disgusting the actions are. He warned about compromising the basic freedoms that this country is based upon. Flynt regrets that the Westboro Baptist Church is using his case in their defense, but understands why they are doing so.