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Kansas Church to Pay $10M for Disrupting Funeral

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Kansas Church to Pay $10M for Disrupting Funeral

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Kansas Church to Pay $10M for Disrupting Funeral

Kansas Church to Pay $10M for Disrupting Funeral

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A jury says a Kansas church has to pay more than $10 million in damages for protesting last year at the funeral of an American Marine killed in Iraq. Church members waved signs saying, "Thank God for Dead Soldiers." The protesters have carried out similar demonstrations at soldiers' funerals nationwide. They believe the war is God's retribution for America's tolerance of homosexuals. The Marine's father went to court seeking retribution of a different kind.

Rodney Smolla of the Washington and Lee University School of Law discusses free speech implication with Steve Inskeep.