funeral protests http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Court Upholds Version Of Mo. Funeral Protest Law http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/court-upholds-version-mo-funeral-protest-law <p>A federal appeals court has ruled that with some changes, a version of a Missouri law restricting protests near funerals does not violate a Kansas-based group's right to free speech.</p><p>Here's the quick version of today's ruling:</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 17:57:56 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 25825 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Court Upholds Version Of Mo. Funeral Protest Law Ballwin Adopts Limits On Funeral Protests http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ballwin-adopts-limits-funeral-protests <p>Another Missouri town has adopted an ordinance placing limits on funeral protests.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://bit.ly/Yplfac">The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports</a> that aldermen in Ballwin on Monday approved a law prohibiting picketing or engaging in other protest activities within 300 feet of a funeral or burial service. Manchester, Clayton and several other cities have adopted similar ordinances in recent months.</p><p>The laws are in response to groups like Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., which often protests at the funerals of soldiers.</p><p></p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 16:55:57 +0000 The Associated Press 10113 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ballwin Adopts Limits On Funeral Protests