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Federal judge bags Michigan law limiting funeral protests

A federal judge ruled that Michigan’s law limiting funeral protests was unconstitutional in prohibiting conduct that would “adversely affect” a funeral. The judge said the law violated the First Amendment and was unconstitutionally vague.

The ACLU sued on behalf of an army veteran and his wife arrested for displaying signs and bumper stickers critical of then President George W. Bush while riding in a 2007 funeral procession of a friend killed in Iraq. -db

From a release from the American Civil Liberties Union, September 9, 2011.

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