Case Blurb: Occupy Boston, et al. v. City of Boston, et al.

If you have not already seen this, here is the Occupy Boston, et al. v. City of Boston, et al.‘s decision.  It was filed today in Superior Court.  I am assuming that Occupy Boston will appeal the decision.

Occupy Boston commented on the decision and posted on their website:

Judge McIntyre ruled to lift the temporary restraining order prohibiting the city from removing the encampment at Dewey Square. While this is not a court order to remove Occupy Boston, it does allow the city to clear our occupation at any time.

The New York Times also commented on the recent decision:

While Occupy Boston protesters may be exercising their expressive rights during their protest, they have no privilege under the First Amendment to seize and hold the land on which they sit,” wrote Judge Frances A. McIntyre of Suffolk County Superior Court. The group has occupied Dewey Square, a park in the city’s financial district, since Sept. 30.

The ruling does not order the protesters to leave, but it could clear the way for the city to take action against the camp. A representative for Boston’s mayor would not say whether there was a plan to clear the camp.

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