p2: Supreme Court won't step into case over Missouri funeral protest law
Interesting, and one has to ask, What is God's Secret Message Here?
The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday it would hear arguments again on whether a federal campaign finance law improperly limited corporate-funded messages in political elections, a case that could lead to fewer restrictions on ads that seek to sway voters.Hum....
On the last day of the court's term, Chief Justice John Roberts announced the justices would hear arguments on Sept. 9 over a conservative advocacy group's challenge to the law as part of its effort to broadcast and promote a movie critical of Hillary Clinton during her presidential campaign.
The group, Citizens United, released a 90-minute documentary film "Hillary: The Movie" in January 2008 when Clinton, then a U.S. senator from New York, was running for president. She later became secretary of state in President Barack Obama's administration.
( US top court sets arguments again on campaign law )
Was Hitlary really the target? Or was this being played to get the case into court?
In related news, this just in
The Supreme Court has left in place a court order barring Missouri from enforcing a law limiting protests near funerals.Hum...
The justices refused without comment Monday to hear Missouri's appeal. The state enacted a law aimed at religious picketers who have turned up at soldiers' funerals. Members of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., claim God allows soldiers to be killed as punishment for the nation's sins, including homosexuality, divorce and remarriage, idolatry and greed.
Church member Shirley Phelps-Roper persuaded the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis to issue an order barring enforcement of the law while a federal judge considers whether it is constitutional.
The case is Nixon v. Phelps-Roper, 08-1244.
[ cf Supreme Court won't step into case over Missouri funeral protest law ]
So what really is going on here about which types of performance art is allowed?
If the Supreme's sided with westboro church, doesn't that mean they are stabbing the troops in the back????