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Kevin Gosztola: Park Curfew Violated Rights of Occupy Chicago Protesters Arrested Last October

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A judge ruled that Chicago's park curfew ordinance is unconstitutional and dismissed over 90 cases against people who participated in an Occupy Chicago protests in October when they tried to occupy Grant Park with tents and were arrested.

Cook County Court Judge Thomas Donnelly wrote in his decision and in regards to arrestees' claims the curfew is unconstitutional because it "acts as a blanket bar on all speech in the public park after 11 pm":

The judge concluded that the arrests violated first amendment and Illinois constitutional rights.

Donnelly noted Occupy Chicago protesters had been arrested in Grant Park while the City had not arrested anyone at the 2008 presidential election rally for President Barack Obama, "even though the Obama rally was equally in violation of the Curfew." Which means the City violated protesters' right to equal protection

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