Gee, a Judge with some sense…
From The National Register:
Last week, a U.S. District Court in Missouri denied a request by ACLU lawyers to prevent the state from enforcing rules that limit protests near funeral services. The ACLU filed the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the law on behalf of protesters who were picketing and disrupting military funerals.
As you may remember, in November, Judicial Watch filed an amicus curiae brief arguing, among other things, that funeral attendees have a right to mourn those who died defending our country without being disrupted by protesters.
The court order, issued by federal Judge Fernando J. Gaitan, Jr. adopts an argument made by Judicial Watch that Missouri’s “funeral protection law” is well-grounded in Eighth Circuit judicial precedent and is consistent with the U.S. Constitution. On another point, Judge Gaitan specifically cites Judicial Watch’s brief in his ruling, writing: “…amicus Judicial Watch notes that Missouri also has an interest in protecting funeral attendees’ First Amendment rights to free exercise of religion.”
The ACLU never ceases to amaze, now do they. To actually claim people have a right to disrupt a funeral service based on free speech. Forget about a fallen hero’s funeral! Free speech has its limits and in a day and age when we cannot knock someone on their backside for behaving inappropriately, we need these limits to be clear.
I personally could not witness something like this without knocking people on their backsides.
I saw the two daughters, which happen to be lawyers, on TV and they are serious freaks of nature. The Westboro Baptist Church gives all Christians a black eye.