On Wednesday’s NewsHour…

BY newsdesk  October 6, 2010 at 5:55 PM EDT

MILITARY FUNERAL PROTESTS | The Supreme Court took up a First Amendment case involving the controversial Westboro Baptist Church group protesting at a U.S. Marine’s funeral. Jeffrey Brown talks to Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal describes the court arguments weighing freedom of speech vs. privacy rights.

U.S.-PAKISTANI RELATIONS | The increasing violence in the Afghan-Pakistani border region could put more pressure on the already strained relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan. Shuja Nawaz of the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center and Washington Post columnist David Ignatius examine where the relationship stands.

SOME FORECLOSURES HALTED | In 23 states, major banks have frozen foreclosure proceedings, and some members of Congress have called for federal investigations into suspected illegal practices.

REPUBLICAN ‘YOUNG GUNS’ | In their new book, “Young Guns: A New Generation of Conservative Leaders,” three Republican congressmen outline how the GOP should govern if it regains control of the House. Ray Suarez talks to authors Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, Virginia’s Eric Cantor and Kevin McCarthy of California.

Wednesday’s anchors are Jeffrey Brown and Margaret Warner. Hari Sreenivasan will have the day’s other top news stories and a look at features on the Web. On The Rundown, you’ll discover details on the latest findings from the oil commission on the size of the oil spill disaster. Also, Judy Woodruff writes about candidates who duck debates.

Plus, see a photos of Hungary’s toxic sludge flow and more from Marcia Coyle on Wednesday’s Supreme Court arguments.

We hope you’ll join us.