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Supreme Court rules First Amendment protects church’s right to picket funerals

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/02/AR2011030202548.html

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the First Amendment protects
fundamentalist church members who mount attention-getting, anti-gay
protests outside military funerals.

The court voted 8-1 in favor of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka,
Kan. The decision upheld an appeals court ruling that threw out a $5
million judgment to the father of a dead Marine who sued church members
after they picketed his son’s funeral.

Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the opinion for the court. Justice
Samuel Alito dissented.

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