Free Speech

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

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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."