Justices Rule for Protesters at Military Funerals

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Registered: 03-18-2000
Justices Rule for Protesters at Military Funerals
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Wed, 03-02-2011 - 3:43pm

The First Amendment protects hateful protests at military funerals, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday in an 8-to-1 decision.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/03/us/03scotus.html?_r=1&hp=&pagewanted=all

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Registered: 02-05-2011
Wed, 03-02-2011 - 5:44pm
The Bill of Rights sometimes requires us to accept things that seem wrong. My heart goes out to the affected families.
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Registered: 04-07-2002
Wed, 03-02-2011 - 6:16pm
Somehow, I just do not believe our founders would have agreed.

I guess it will be up to the individual communities to run intereference & do all they can to protect the military familes.

This is disgusting. Since when does freedom of speech mean the freedom from responsibility for what's being said. ;(

 nwtreehugger  

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Registered: 03-30-2007
Wed, 03-02-2011 - 6:39pm

I know of 2 military funerals that have not been made public.

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Registered: 03-09-2001
Wed, 03-02-2011 - 8:48pm
Throwing up now... :( Hate speech is not freedom of speech, IMO. Guess funerals will have to be kept secret. And that hateful church will have to stoop lower into the slimy gutter to find out where and when funerals will be held. And maybe they'll break the law by trespassing or something, and get thrown in jail, like they deserve. I believe in Karma and I hope it lands with both feet on those hateful people! :smileymad: Families will have to set up telephone trees, I guess to notify about the funerals.


Blessings,

Gypsy

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