Protests and Military Funerals

TitleProtests and Military Funerals
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsDodds, R, Carr, E, Diaz-Sprague, R, Dillard, B, Jones, J, Matalski, M, Miller, R, Potthast, A, Russell, T
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
AbstractBeginning in 2005, protests at funerals for military personnel killed in Iraq have been increasing-had have received much media attention. In the U.S. Congress, Representative Mike Rogers sponsored a house bill that prohibited protests within 300 feet of the entrance of a national cemetery and within 150 feet of a road into the cemetery 60 minutes before and after a funeral. Constitutional experts warn that such restrictions appear overly broad and are likely to be overturned if challenged in court.
NotesCase from 2006 Regional Ethics Bowls, 2006. Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2006
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