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Who’s Paying Fred Phelps Court Costs? Just the Father of the Dead Marine Who’s Suing Him

The father of Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, Albert, has been ordered to pay some $16k to Fred Phelps, head of the Westboro Baptist Church, to cover Phelps’ legal fees in defending his right to picket the fallen sailor’s funeral; Snyder was already awarded a $5 million verdict. And now that their case is heading to the Supreme Court? Things are gonna get quite pricey.