A judge issued a temporary restraining order early this afternoon in favor of Occupy Boston. The order prevents the city from having the police raid the camp in the dark of night, as has happened in Oakland, Portland, New York, and other cities. It does, however, allow the city to evict the camp if there is an emergency (for example, if violence breaks out, if there is a fire, if there is a health/medical/sanitary issue, etc).
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday November 16, 2011 5:30 pm|
|By: David Dayen Thursday March 31, 2011 11:45 am|
After initially defying a second court order to stop implementation of a Wisconsin law stripping most collective bargaining rights from public employees, I guess Scott Walker felt that the third order from Dane County Judge Maryann Sumi did the trick. The Walker Administration will actually stop implementation of the law.
|By: David Dayen Friday March 25, 2011 4:23 pm|
When I first read about this, I actually dismissed it. There was no way that the laws of the state of Wisconsin would be so consistently abrogated in this fashion, I thought. Well, fool me once…
|By: David Dayen Friday March 18, 2011 11:59 am|
Wisconsin law requires that public meetings are announced with 24 hours notice, 2 hours if there’s some extenuating circumstance which prevents advanced planning. The meeting in question, the conference committee, actually had less than two hours notice. “I have been shown no rule that overrides the statutory requirement,” Judge Sumi said.