Protesters, crowds outside Supreme Court awaiting case over picketing at military funeralsBy AP
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Crowds, protesters at high court for speech case
WASHINGTON — Members of a fundamentalist church are circling the Supreme Court in protest, brandishing an assortment of the kinds of mocking placards they’ve been carrying to military funerals
The justices are hearing argument later Wednesday in a lawsuit filed by the father of a dead Marine, who was outraged that members of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., picketed his son’s funeral.
Five church members are holding up their placards. Among them is a young boy with a sign that reads “God Hates You.”
A line of people who want to attend the argument stretches around the corner from the court atop Capitol Hill on a cool, cloudy morning.
Tags: Funerals And Memorial Services, Military Legal Affairs, National Courts, North America, Protests And Demonstrations, United States, Washington