|Occupy Chicago rally on the|
night of the 2011 arrests
An Illinois appeals court disagrees with them--but agrees with me.
From NBC 5 Chicago.com:
The ruling by the Illinois 1st District Appellate Court reverses a lower court finding that Chicago's 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew at Grant Park violated the protesters' freedom of speech and other rights.Sadly, the Occupy movement didn't go away--it only morphed into the anti-police movement.
The unanimous appeals court opinion posted Tuesday afternoon argues the city had legitimate interests in closing the park overnight, including to dissuade common criminal activity after dark.
The ruling says the First Amendment "does not guarantee the right to employ every conceivable method of communication at all times and in all places."