funeral protests http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Nixon Signs Bill Revamping Missouri's Funeral Protest Law http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-signs-bill-revamping-missouris-funeral-protest-law <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed several bills passed during the 2014 regular session into law Friday.</p><p><strong>Tweak to funeral protest law</strong></p><p>First, Nixon signed &nbsp;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB1372&amp;year=2014&amp;code=R">House Bill 1372</a>, which fixes a legal issue with Missouri's ban on protests at funerals.</p> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 01:18:04 +0000 Marshall Griffin 37399 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Signs Bill Revamping Missouri's Funeral Protest Law 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 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