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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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Occupy Boston

This is a re-post from Occupy Boston to help spread the word on peaceful protesting:

“OCCUPY BOSTON ENTRENCHES AFTER STRONG WEEKEND

Three days of mud and weather haven’t deterred approximately 100 demonstrators camped in Dewey Square from staying put indefinitely. Occupy Boston, which started on Friday evening, Sept. 30, part of a national occupation movement to that is sweeping the country’s major cities (including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles), attempting to bring attention to the fact that 99% of American citizens do not feel their views represented by their government.

This weekend’s occupation began Friday evening when 1,000 people rallied at Dewey Square and marched in a peaceful protest on the Boston Federal Reserve Building. Saturday and Sunday also continued peacefully as the number of occupiers grew, following marches on CollegeFest at the Hynes Convention Center and HONK! Festival. Evening General Assembly meetings have drawn representatives from local business and labor unions, as well as concerned participants opting to join the ongoing encampment.The Boston Herald on Sunday referred to the occupations saying, “Something’s happening here and across the country, despite repeated dismissals of these protesters.”

On Monday, October 3, Occupy Boston delivered a simple, symbolic letter to the Massachusetts Statehouse and Bank of America:

“To: The 1%
Wall St.
All Cities, USA

Get out of our government. We want our country back.

Sincerely,
The 99%

Because there has been conflicting accounts in the press, we’d like to clarify our reason for occupying downtown Boston. There is no one single issue or demand that summarizes Occupy Boston or the Occupy movement. Occupiers facilitate conversation, discussion and debate around the issue of corporate influence on politics in an attempt to overcome the cynicism and corruption running rampant in this country.

We invite everyone – left, right and center – to join us and join the conversation. Inside Dewey Square is real democracy. It’s a horizontal, leaderless operation which empowers all individuals to participate equally in decision-making, as opposed to the circus of special interest lobbyists or legislators with big business ties in Washington and State Houses across the nation. Come see what democracy looks like and take part in Occupy Boston.”
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