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Title: The good and the bad of free speech...
Post by: MontyB on 3 March 2011, 06:55:23
Supreme Court: Anti-gay funeral picketers allowed

By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press – Wed Mar 2, 6:32 pm ET
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a grieving father's pain over mocking protests at his Marine son's funeral must yield to First Amendment protections for free speech. All but one justice sided with a fundamentalist church that has stirred outrage with raucous demonstrations contending God is punishing the military for the nation's tolerance of homosexuality.

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