States Rights vs Free speech - are Funeral Protection Laws constitutional?
States rights-funeral protection laws vs freedom of speech in Snyder v. Phelps
Do states have the right to pass laws restricting protesters at funerals?
While it seems very wrong, this hate group/church group are from Kansas...which makes them citizens of America. Americans have the right to spout off illogical, hateful and disturbing words. Under this same protection comes the right of Sarah Palin to post pictures of Senators (including Gabby Giffords) depicted through the scope of a rifle along with a photo caption "Target these people for their support of the health care overhaul" prior to the shooting of Giffords in Tucson.
Free speech at it's finest.
The new question is how many of the laws meant to shield funerals from picketing hate groups are found to be stepping on free speech.