Omaha A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Nebraska authorities accusing them of malicious prosecution of a member of Kansas' Westboro Baptist Church.
The dismissal Tuesday followed a court filing from Shirley Phelps-Roper that she was dropping the case. She had promised to do so in a deal to avoid trial in Sarpy County Court over charges stemming from a 2007 protest outside a soldier's funeral.
Phelps-Roper's lawsuit accused Sarpy County Attorney Lee Polikov of violating her constitutional rights "by investigating her for protected expressive activity," among other things.
As part of her deal, Phelps-Roper also agreed to remove Polikov from a separate lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state's funeral protest law.