funeral protesters http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Court to review decision in funeral protest ban http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/court-review-decision-funeral-protest-ban <p>A federal appeals court will take reconsider whether a Missouri town can enforce an ordinance banning peaceful funeral protests.</p><p>The <a href="http://bit.ly/s2njwz">Lincoln Journal Star reports</a> that the entire 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis agreed Wednesday to review an earlier ruling by a three-judge panel of the court.</p><p>The panel <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/appeals-court-strikes-down-manchester-funeral-protest-ban">ruled in October</a> that the First Amendment&#39;s right to free speech protects peaceful funeral protests.</p> Wed, 07 Dec 2011 22:55:17 +0000 The Associated Press 2634 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Court to review decision in funeral protest ban Appeals court strikes down Manchester funeral protest ban http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/appeals-court-strikes-down-manchester-funeral-protest-ban <p>A federal appeals court <a href="http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov/opndir/11/10/103197P.pdf">has ruled</a> against a Missouri town&#39;s funeral protest ordinance, saying peaceful picketing is protected by the right to free speech under the First Amendment.</p><p>The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a district court ruling in favor of members of Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan.</p> Wed, 05 Oct 2011 20:14:57 +0000 Rachel Lippmann, Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 2193 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Appeals court strikes down Manchester funeral protest ban Mo. House passes funeral protest bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-passes-funeral-protest-bill <p>The <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</a> has passed legislation to limit where and when funeral protesters can demonstrate.</p><p>The action comes despite this week&rsquo;s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that threw out a lawsuit against a fundamentalist church that holds protests at military funerals. Fri, 04 Mar 2011 01:23:34 +0000 Marshall Griffin 653 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House passes funeral protest bill Morning headlines: Wednesday, March 2, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-march-2-2011 <ul><li>Missouri House members have voted to cap the state&#39;s minimum wage at the federal rate. The legislation would essentially overturn a 2006 voter-approved law that lets Missouri&#39;s minimum wage rise above the federal level based on annual inflation. Proponents contend capping the minimum wage would help small business. They also say it could be difficult for Missouri businesses to compete if the state&#39;s minimum wage is higher than those of neighboring states. Critics defend Missouri&#39;s existing law and say legislators should not overrule a measure approved by the voters. Wed, 02 Mar 2011 15:25:23 +0000 Julie Bierach 633 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, March 2, 2011