Posts Tagged ‘funeral protest’
Newtown, Westboro, WikiLeaks … these and other issues make some want to curtail the First Amendment in some way, but that’s the wrong way to go.
Manchester’s ordinance ‘survives First Amendment scrutiny because it serves a significant government interest,’ judge writes for court.
Measure, which awaits President Obama’s signature, already has drawn the ire of Westboro Baptist Church’s Fred Phelps.
New measures prohibit conduct, statements or gestures that would make a ‘reasonable person’ attending a funeral or memorial service feel intimidated or threatened.
Three-judge panel had struck down St. Louis suburb’s ordinance, siding with members of Westboro Baptist Church who brought First Amendment challenge.
Federal judge had ruled that Clare County officials violated Lewis and Jean Lowden’s First Amendment rights when they pulled the couple out of a soldier’s funeral procession.
In case involving a Westboro Baptist Church protest in Nebraska, appeals court reiterates prior circuit law that government need not protect ‘unwilling listeners outside the context of a home.’
Panel says it has no choice but to rule in favor of Westboro Baptist protesters owing to a previous panel ruling involving a Missouri law.
Three-judge panel sides with members of Westboro Baptist Church who challenged Manchester’s ordinance.
One triples buffer zone around services from 100 to 300 feet, another authorizes the state and municipalities to establish 1,000-foot zones around funeral events on public land.
Couple’s rights were violated, federal judge rules, when they were pulled from a funeral procession in 2007 for having signs criticizing President Bush on windows inside their van.
Westboro Baptist Church member calls the new law unconstitutional, saying the church will continue its protests as it fights such laws in court.
Six attorneys who triumphed on free-speech and related principles in some of the Supreme Court’s biggest cases in 2010-11.
Conservative-led majorities of justices invoke Court’s liberal-era hallmarks of traditional free-speech protection in cases involving funeral protests, violent video games, commercial speech, FOIA, campaign finance.
Inside the First Amendment The best response to the anti-homosexual church’s repugnant funeral protests is a peaceful opposing demonstration.