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Law Limits Protests at Military Funerals

In a move aimed at the camera-hungry Westboro Baptist Church, President Obama signed a constitutionally iffy law restricting protests at funerals of service members


President Barack Obama signed the Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012 into law on Monday, providing a wide-ranging package of benefits to military personnel and enacting new restrictions on protests of service member funerals.

"We have a moral sacred duty to our men and women in uniform," Obama said before signing the bill, according to a pool report. "The graves of our veterans are hallowed grounds."