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City waiting to enforce funeral protest ordinance

St. Charles City officials say they will delay enforcing a new ordinance that places restrictions on funeral protests. Mayor Patti York said Friday officials first want the courts to determine the constitutionality of a similar St. Charles County ordinance. The ...

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Broad wording doomed state’s funeral protest law

Family members receive flags during a funeral service last month in Liberty for Missouri Army National Guard Sgt. Robert Wayne Crow. Crow, 42, of Kansas City, died July 10 in Afghanistan’s Paktika province after his vehicle was hit with an explosive device. Chief U.S. District Judge Fernando Gaitan Jr. ruled last week that Missouri's law against funeral protests violates the Westboro Baptist Church's rights to free speech.

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Westboro is 3-0 against cities’ funeral protest laws

A federal court has approved a preliminary injunction against the city of Gladstone, preventing enforcement of an ordinance against protesting at funerals. The injunction, signed today by U.S. District Chief Judge Fernando Gaitan Jr. in Kansas City, is the second ...

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