OK, it is rare that I will cheer restrictions on 1st Amendment rights, but...

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    Strongly suspect it will not be upheld by the supreme court, and it shouldn't be. Westboro Baptist Church is offensive, but living a life free of being offended is not a right.
     
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    Offensive speech is exactly what needs protecting.
     
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    Why? They're not denying them their right to protest, they're simply creating reasonable conditions under which they can protest to promote public safety.

    Namely, their own safety.
     
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    Bottom line is that you either have the right to free speech or you don't
    There is no middle ground. The is no such thing as limited freedom of speech.
     
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    They can say whatever they want. They simply can't do it at someone's funeral.

    At least 2 hours before, or 2 hours after said funeral, at the site of the funeral.

    That's about as reasonable a condition as one could ask.
     
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    They can go to a nice location well away from the funeral and protest their hearts out.
     
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    I despise them, but you are correct.
     
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    Hell, they can go to a nearby public park, and camp out for the next 5 months, to protest.

    As long as they don't do it for a 4-hour window, around a funeral.
     
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