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“The Fringes of Freedom” – Free Speech and the Westboro Baptist Church

October 6, 2010

Does the First Amendment protect one family’s right to picket funerals with hateful slogans?

Today, the Supreme Court takes up the case. The Washington Post has written a great story that covers all the diverse viewpoints on this issue. Here’s more from NPR.

I covered a protest/ picket by the WBC in Chicago last year. The targeted synagogue organized a counter-demonstration, which led to a sometimes emotional confrontation.


From → Media, Reporting

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