Funeral Picketing Laws and Free Speech

@inproceedings{McAllister2007FuneralPL,
  title={Funeral Picketing Laws and Free Speech},
  author={Stephen R. McAllister},
  year={2007}
}
This Article addresses funeral picketing legislation enacted by state legislatures and Congress in response to the activities of the Westboro Baptist Church. The article provides an overview of the federal and state laws, and then addresses constitutional questions that these laws raise. The article concludes that some time, place and manner regulations likely will pass constitutional muster, but that measures which fully satisfy outraged lawmakers and the general public may not withstand… Expand
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