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Why Did Supreme Court Rule In Favor Of Church’s Right To Protest?

March 3, 2011 1:06 p.m.

The Westboro Baptist Church has angered many by protesting at military funerals and other events. The church protesters often hold signs with anti-gay messages and say things like "Thank God for Dead Soldiers." Despite the church's offensive messages, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment protects their right to protest, and use signs containing what many consider hurtful speech. KPBS Guest Military Blogger Beth Ford Roth joins us to explain the Supreme Court's ruling.

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