Arizona governor Jan Brewer signed legislation tonight banning picketing by the Westboro cult at Christina Green’s funeral. The law will ban picketing within so many feet from the funerals of the Tucson shooting victims.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed into law emergency legislation to head off picketing by a Topeka, Kan., church near the funeral service for a 9-year-old girl who was killed during Saturday’s shooting in Tucson.
Unanimous votes by the House and Senate on Tuesday sent the bill to Brewer. It took effect immediately with her signature Tuesday night. The new law prohibits protests within 300 feet of a funeral or burial service.
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The Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket Thursday’s funeral for Christina Taylor Green.