Posted 2 years ago on April 1, 2015, 7:35 p.m. EST by gsw
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Some late Vindication in court for OWS
“By ordering protesters to leave the entire Wall Street area, police violated protesters’ First Amendment right to carry their message directly to its intended recipients: the Wall Street bankers who bankroll climate change,” Judge Mandelbaum said in his decision
This landmark decision could not only have resounding implications for the growing environmental justice movement — it could also potentially thaw the iron-fisted policing that has come to be routine in the United States, especially in New York.
“The importance of judicial notice is that the judge accepted climate change and the need to do something about it as a fact without the necessity of any evidentiary support or proof at trial,” Martin Stolar, an attorney for the defense, told MintPress News. “To the best of my knowledge, this is unprecedented and has significance for future litigation involving climate change.”
Councilman snags $30K settlement in Occupy Wall Street lawsuit http://nypost.com/2015/03/27/councilman-snags-30k-settlement-in-occupy-wall-street-lawsuit/