Kansas Woman Asks Neb. Court to Dismiss Case

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ A Topeka woman accused of flag desecration
and child endangerment is asking a Nebraska judge to dismiss the
charges against her.
The attorney for Westboro Baptist Church leader Shirley
Phelps-Roper argues that the case against her amounts to
Authorities say Phelps-Roper let her 10-year-old son stand on an
American flag at the funeral of a National Guardsman in June 2007
in Bellevue. They also say she wore a flag as a skirt that dragged
the ground.
Westboro Baptist members routinely protest the funerals of U.S.
soldiers. Church members contend that U.S. soldiers' deaths are
punishment for the nation's tolerance of homosexuality.

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