Friday, March 4, 2011

Patriots Help Out Father of Fallen Marine

Albert Snyder, father of Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, whose funeral was picketed by the Westboro Baptist "Church," lost his case in the Supreme Court, and will have to pay for legal costs, according to an article in

At the moment, Snyder owes $16,510.80 for the costs of appealing the case to the Fourth Circuit court of appeals. Attorneys for Westboro have filed for additional costs from the 2007 trial in U.S. District Court in Maryland. Those costs are about $100,000, Snyder's attorney, Sean Summers, said during a news conference Wednesday.

And Snyder could owe a tab for the Supreme Court filing, though that hasn't been levied yet, his attorney Craig Trebilcock said.

Supporters are lining up to help pay.

True friends coming out of the woodwork include people who donated to the defense fund via the Web site, Dr. Donald Gilliland, the country band Big and Rich, and Bill O'Reilly.

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