As the Occupy Movement continues to make national headlines, the struggle to hold America’s ‘1%’ accountable is increasingly being played out through the Federal and State Court Systems.
On Wednesday, a South Carolina State Circuit Judge permitted Occupy Columbia protesters to return to the grounds of the State Capitol after attempts by Governor Haley to evict them. This followed Monday’s announcement that two members of Occupy Austin had filed suit against their City, claiming that the use of Criminal Trespass Notices infringed upon free expression, assembly and the right to petition one’s government.
Up and down the country, Courts are being asked to evaluate not only the rights of protesters but also the possible actions which police officers can take while trying to enforce evictions. [Read more…] about Occupy the Docket