Judge Rules Against Occupy Wall Street Protesters
Submitted by Obwon
CBS News legal analyst Andrew Cohen reports that the key paragraph in the judge’s ruling is as follows: “Here, movants have not demonstrated that the rules adopted by the owners of the property, concededly after the demonstrations began, are not reasonable time, place, and manner restrictions permitted under the First Amendment.”
“Time, place and manner” restrictions on speech like the demonstrators had petitioned against have a long history in American law, going back at least to the 1960s. It is unlikely that this ruling will be overturned on appeal, if it is appealed at all.
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