Honoring America's Veterans Act Signed By Obama, Restricting Westboro Military Funera

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    Honoring America's Veterans Act Signed By Obama, Restricting Westboro Military Funeral Protests



    One more nail in the coffin of what was once the bill of rights.

    Whether you hate the westboro church or not, their right to assemble and speak their belief is protected. Well, it was anyway.
     
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    Court Lets Missouri Town Restrict Westboro Protests...
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    Appeals court: Town can restrict funeral protests
    Oct 16, 2012 - Federal appeals decision says limits don't violate free-speech rights
     
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    Anonymous Hacks Westboro Baptist Church...

    Anonymous hits Westboro Baptist Church over Sandy Hook picket plans
    Sunday, Dec 16, 2012 - Hackers publish private information about church members following news that it would picket the Newtown school
     
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    How exactly do they expect a statute to overturn a Supreme Court Ruling on the First Amendment?
     
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    sorry this will be held up.
     
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    Held up or up held?
     
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    Congress exercises a check on Supreme Court power because they can write legislation which addresses the Constitutional faults found in a Court ruling. That's what they've attempted to do here.

    It is worthwhile to note that Congress has NEVER attempted to do that with the Roe v Wade ruling, even during those 6 years that the GOP held uncontested control of the Legislative and Executive branches.
     
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    How many feet closer should they be to the funeral hurling insults until their demonstration turns into "fighting words"? I would think that calling someone's dead son or daughter a bunch of vile insults during a funeral service is fighting words. I don't think that those parameters are restriction their free speech.
     
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    Good for Obama. Fuck Westboro or any group protesting a soldier's funeral. They have no place there. There are limits to free speech.
     
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    This is the same group who planned on picketing in Newtown, CT. Should they be allowed to use public space to tell grieving parents that God wanted their children dead?
     
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