Thursday, March 3, 2011

USAF Generals vs Westboro

Nine retired Air Force generals have filed a complaint seeking the disbarment of ten lawyers who are members of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka.
The group submitted nearly 900 documents associated with the complaint in hopes of proving lawyers tied to the church failed to maintain standards of professional conduct required to hold a law license. The group submitted the file and complaint to the Kansas Board for Discipline of Attorneys in an attempt to prove four broad violations by lawyers in the congregation that attracted attention by picketing funerals of soldiers and celebrities.
Shirley Phelps-Roper is among the lawyers named and calls the complaint another failed attempt to silence their message.
In a statement, the generals said the grievance has nothing to do with the lawyers' religious beliefs or First Amendment rights.
Information from: Topeka Capital Journal

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