City's ban on Occupy Austin ruled unconstitutional

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City's ban on Occupy Austin ruled unconstitutional

Postby harry ashburn » Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:26 pm

A federal judge in Texas has ruled that the City of Austin violated the First Amendment of the US Constitution when it banned Occupy protesters from attending demonstrations in a public park last year.

Federal District Judge Lee Yeakel issued a decision on Thursday condemning the city’s handling of the Occupy Austin protests that began last autumn (.pdf). Bulletins the city circulated among protesters last year that ordered them to vacate or face criminal charges were unconstitutional, Judge Yeakel wrote, arguing that the public plaza that was occupied during the demonstrations has always been intended to host open discussion and debate, and the city’s attempts to remove protesters by issuing warnings violated their First Amendment freedoms.

http://rt.com/usa/news/occupy-austin-pr ... eakel-148/
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