Video Update: State Can Ban Camping But Not Occupiers


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ORIGINAL POST 11:00 a.m.

Occupy Boise won a partial victory this morning from U.S. District Judge Lynn Winmill's ruling on the encampment that has been in place on the grounds of the Old Ada County Courthouse since November 2011.

In a 16-page ruling, Winmill agreed that the State of Idaho could prevent camping, open fires, cooking and storage of personal property. However, Winmill also said that the state cannot prevent a round-the-clock presence by Occupiers, protected by First Amendment rights. The state was also prohibited from seizing any camping equipment or personal property until Friday, March 2.

Occupiers have scheduled a General Assembly for noon today to discuss their future options.

Read the full ruling.