Governor Vetoes Bill That Would Have Limited Protests at Funerals
As we discussed in a previous blog posting, SB 888 would have limited the ability of protestors to demonstrate at funerals. Aimed at least in part at the activities of the Westboro Church, SB 888 attempted to protect the privacy of mourners. Governor Brown vetoed the bill on September 6, because of its "plain" failure to comport with the Snyder v. Phelps US Supreme Court decision. The bill's sponsor (Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance) is said to be working on a new version of the bill. You can read the Governor's veto message here.