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Speaking Freely

A visit with Christina Wells, Professor of Law

By LuAnne Roth
Published: - Topics: civil liberties fear and prejudice government decision-making secrecy constitutional law

Federal law that limits protests at funerals

Topics: protest law freedom of speech

Recently Wells has begun examining state and federal laws that limit protests at funerals. In hasty reaction to the infamous protests begun by the Westboro Baptist Church in 2005, twenty-six states and the federal government have enacted laws limiting the timing and placement of demonstrations near cemeteries.