"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and Snyder V. Phelps

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Jami Floydbroadcast journalist and legal analyst for cable and network news, and blogger at It's A Free Country, talks about "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and takes a close look at the legal issues at play in the Supreme Court case Snyder v. Phelps.


Jami Floyd

Comments [18]

Bruce Egert from NJ

Thanks for your thoughtful and well balanced comments on today's Brian Lehrer show. Hopefully DADT will soon become a thing of the past

Oct. 13 2010 04:32 PM

Martinchuzzlewit- you're an aggressive poster. Please mind your manners.

Oct. 13 2010 12:31 PM
john from office

Seper Fi, my brother!

Oct. 13 2010 11:51 AM

you're not doing a good job of explainnig this case at all.

Oct. 13 2010 11:47 AM
john from office

Brian, I know you wish he were gay, but correct yourself on the air. This is a Marine, who died serving his country. Correct yourself. He was not gay.

Oct. 13 2010 11:47 AM
John from Manhattan

Should the Court decide in favor of Phelps, they will render impotent and meaningless Holmes' ruling some 90 years ago. Does the Court want to foster an environment where all vitriol and malevolence is acceptable to a citizenry so willing to run with it?

Oct. 13 2010 11:46 AM

Sadly, "sidewalk counselors" (aka domestic terrorists) are still allowed to get the in the faces of patients seeking services at abortion clinics.

Oct. 13 2010 11:45 AM
Liam from East Elmhurst

Bring back the draft like Charlie Rangel wants...draft everyone, especially women.
Front line duty ONLY.

Oct. 13 2010 11:44 AM

RIGHT EMILY Brian correct yourself he was not gay

Oct. 13 2010 11:43 AM

glad you don't agree with my views

Oct. 13 2010 11:43 AM
Ken from Little Neck

This is not a political issue, it's a civil rights issue. Civil rights never wait for political expediency. I don't care if it's the courts or the legislature, we are violating the rights of our citizens and it has to stop now.

Oct. 13 2010 11:41 AM
ChelseaMom from Chelsea

Why couldn't Barack Obama talk about gays in the military in front of his girls, Brian? What's wrong with teaching young kids about gay people and their rights? I think you're never too young to learn to treat people equally.

Oct. 13 2010 11:40 AM

Brian just mentioned that the SCOTUS case is about protests at a gay serviceman's funeral. The fallen soldier was NOT gay. Phelps is a sick man who believes that soldiers are dying because of the US's "gay friendly" policies. He'll protest any military funeral he hears of, regardless of the servicemember's sexual orientation.

Oct. 13 2010 11:40 AM
john from office

Brian He was not a Gay Marine. Get your facts right.

Oct. 13 2010 11:39 AM
Tom Crisp from uws

RE: the SCOTUS "free speech" case.

Phelps and his clan have been similarly picketing funerals of gay Aids victims for 20 years. Their expression element of their actions may be protected by the first ammendment. But do they not constitute harassment?

Oct. 13 2010 11:39 AM
Liam from East Elmhurst

Extraordinarily important issue!

..I feel you should blot out all the other issues and just talk about homosexuality.

Oh, and, we should all dance near naked in the streets to teach our children dancing lessons.

Oct. 13 2010 11:37 AM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan


You don't know the law, but you posted anyway? No wonder your contributions are usually we know why.

Oct. 13 2010 11:36 AM

i don't know the law but i know what evil looks like.

Oct. 13 2010 09:11 AM

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