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Fri Aug 11, 2017, 10:50 PM

Federal appeals court upholds funeral picketing law; Westboro Baptist Church vows to take case to Su

Source: Omaha World Herald

By Paul Hammel

LINCOLN — A federal appeals court has upheld a state law restricting picketing at funerals, ruling that mourners have a right to grieve privately “in a respectful environment ... free from unwanted public exploitation.”

The law was enacted in response to picketing of military funerals by the controversial Westboro Baptist Church.

The law bans protests within 500 feet of a funeral service from one hour before the rites begin to two hours afterward.

The 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled on Friday that it wasn’t unreasonable to limit the time and location of picketing because of “vulnerable physical and emotional conditions” of funeral mourners.

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Read more: http://www.omaha.com/news/nebraska/federal-appeals-court-upholds-funeral-picketing-law-westboro-baptist-church/article_440ccc84-7eb5-11e7-9265-ffb431efffaf.html

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groundloop Friday #1
FiveGoodMen Saturday #6
Archae Friday #2
JustABozoOnThisBus Saturday #5
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HAB911 Saturday #4
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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 10:54 PM

1. Good.... those bastards don't care about 'free speech', just publicity and money

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Response to groundloop (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 11:48 AM

6. Bastards is far too kind a word for them

God damn those motherfuckers!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 11:07 PM

2. Seems reasonable to me, BUT...

Don't forget it can be used against any of us also.

What I'd like to do when Dick Cheney finally dies, well, it is more a matter what I'd like to do rather than what's practical.

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Response to Archae (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 11:14 AM

5. The law only bans protests for two hours after the ceremony.

It might be uncomfortable, but I think I can hold it for two hours. If I don't drink too much.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 11:35 PM

3. A law like this ought to be imitated ....

.... An antipicketing/antiharassment law ought to be enacted putting the same sort of protected area around hospices and birth control clinics. That might stop the sort of disruptions we saw with the death of Terri Schaivo and the constant heckling of abortion patients.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 08:00 AM

4. Enact a law like Bush and Trump did to us

A free speech zone somewhere they can't hurt rational people

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 11:50 AM

7. Make sure that their free speech zone is somewhere outside Earth's atmosphere

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