Ruling on Occupy Boise delayed until Monday

Ruling on Occupy Boise delayed until Monday

by
Mitch Coffman
February 25, 2012
Mitch Coffman
February 25, 2012

U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill has decided to take the weekend to make a decision on a lawsuit brought by the Occupy Boise movement, according to the Idaho Statesman.

After the Legislature passed a bill that would force the movement off of the Capitol Mall grounds--which was signed into law by Gov. Butch Otter--the protesters filed a lawsuit claiming the law infringed on their constitutional rights. The protesters say that their encampment, or vigil, is protected by the First Amendment right to free speech and assembly.

Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has said the protesters have the right to express what they want, but, "They just cannot camp on state property not designated for camping."

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