Nebraska flag desecration law violates free speech amendment
By Bill Kelly , Senior Producer/Reporter Nebraska Public Media
July 18, 2010, 7 a.m. ·
Judge Kopf ruled Nebraska could not apply the century old law barring desecration of the flag against Margie Phelps-Roper and members of the Westboro Baptist Church. The groups weekend protest at a serviceman's funeral highlights the sensitivity of the issues debated in court.