Posts Tagged ‘Occupy Wall Street’
Defense attorney says Malcolm Harris wanted to plead guilty to disorderly conduct so he could focus on appealing the judge’s decision to hand over his Twitter messages to the prosecution.
Company’s lawyer calls the options it faced — waiving its right to appeal or being held in contempt of court — ‘unfair’ and ‘unjust,’ but hands over Malcolm Harris’ info anyway.
On Constitution Day, Sept. 17, it’s worth pondering the profound confidence our nation’s Founders placed in the future when they crafted the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
‘All of America used to be a free-speech zone,’ says John Murdock of New York after police direct convention protesters who disrupted traffic into designated fenced-in area.
Texas newspaper reports that at least three officers marched, camped and attended meetings with group.
New York judge rules that company’s arguments against release don’t overcome his view that privacy doesn’t apply to tweets because they’re like shouting out a window.
After Occupy Wall Street camp in Zuccotti Park was shut down, demonstrators tried to take over property at Trinity Church.
Federal judge says protesters backed up their claim that police didn’t properly warn of arrests if they marched onto Brooklyn Bridge.
But Freedom House marks the U.S. down slightly for heavy-handed police crackdowns on journalists covering Occupy Wall Street protests in 2011.
Meanwhile, jury in Maine deadlocks in criminal trespass case stemming from Occupy protest on governor’s mansion property.
N.Y. judge says prosecutors aren’t overreaching by seeking Malcolm Harris’ public tweets for weeks before and months after his disorderly conduct arrest on the Brooklyn Bridge.
Narrowly focused laws seem to have replaced hasty police actions rooted more in passion, politics and polemics than in public welfare.
Federal judge says protesters can maintain an around-the-clock vigil on land across from Idaho’s Capitol, but he says the state can bar them from engaging in camping-related activities.
Portland officials say they’ll give protesters 48 hours to vacate after a judge finds that allowing them to occupy a city park for an extended period would conflict with others’ right to use it.
Meanwhile, protesters plan to ‘occupy’ courthouses in more than 100 cities across the U.S. today to protest the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Citizens United v. FEC.