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Forum Post: Legal Question! Can Bloomberg/NYPD be charged with contempt of court?

Posted 3 years ago on Nov. 16, 2011, 4:36 p.m. EST by pqxzyvr (2)
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It's after-the-fact at this point but they were all in DIRECT violation of a court order for hours? Can anything be done with that? Is OWS in NY going to pursue that?

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[-] 1 points by RicoSuave (218) 3 years ago

No. There was no violation of the law on the part of the city.

In fact the questionable action was the original court order issued by the first judge. There could have been prior collusion on the part of the National Lawyers Guild and the original judge to issue a court order in case of any action on the part of the city.

Having a second judge chosen at random to review the court order and make a ruling is proper both procedurally and legally.

[-] 1 points by pqxzyvr (2) 3 years ago

Accusations of collusion aside (and I personally think we both know who has more influence, Bloomberg or OWS, over behind-the-scenes state machinery) if a court order is in place even the mayor needs to follow it. But if, like Daennera says, the other judge's ruling was only an issue because an appeal had to of been filed then that makes sense to me. I don't agree with the final ruling but that's a different issue.

[-] 1 points by Daennera (765) from Griffith, IN 3 years ago

Because of the immediate appeal of the original decision, I'm not sure how that's considered when we're talking violations.

[-] 1 points by pqxzyvr (2) 3 years ago

But where was this "appeal"?!! There's rumors about it but if Bloomberg/NYPD filed an appeal, where is it? Where are the documents? Did he announce it somewhere? Did anyone officially announce it?

[-] 1 points by Daennera (765) from Griffith, IN 3 years ago

Well there had to be an appeal in order to get another judge's ruling.

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