WASHINGTON – Five protesters who disrupted a session of the U.S. Supreme Court by shouting disapproval of its rulings on campaign finance law were sentenced to one or two weekends in prison Monday after losing a bid to overturn a 1949 law restricting public protest at the court. U.S. prosecutors had asked U.S. District Judge […]
FERGUSON, Mo. — Protesters who have for days lined a busy suburban St. Louis street not far from the place where a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager have walked from nearby apartments, driven from neighboring communities and flown in from states hundreds of miles away. Some are young parents carrying infants. […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed protesters free-speech claims against two Secret Service agents who were guarding President George W. Bush during a 2004 campaign trip to Oregon. In a unanimous decision, the justices said the agents did not violate the protesters’ First Amendment rights by moving them farther away from […]
ALBANY — More than 1,000 demonstrators filled a park outside the state Capitol calling for repeal of New York’s new gun law. While cheering former Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino and Jeannine Pirro, a broadcaster and former Westchester County district attorney, protesters sang “God Bless America” and held signs for the Second Amendment right to […]
Rochester Mayor Thomas S. Richards and Police Chief James M. Sheppard on Monday issued a joint statement regarding local media coverage of the handling of a group of protesters, saying officers were unfairly criticized and accused. “The Rochester Police Department does an excellent job protecting the rights of protesters who lawfully assemble and act reasonably […]
Supporters of Medicare marked its 47th anniversary Monday, wondering how much longer it might be around. About 50 people demonstrated in front of the Monroe County Office Building beginning at noon. Most were with one of three groups: Metro Justice, Band of Rebels or Raging Grannies, the latter two being senior citizens activist organizations. George […]
Members of area protest group Take Back the Land say there has been little progress in getting the City of Rochester to reexamine its foreclosure and eviction process. The latest case to draw the group’s ire is that of Eddie and Mary Windom Bey on Bartlett Street in downtown Rochester, who face eviction on the […]
Chase Bank at Chase Square in downtown Rochester was the sight of a Band of Rebels protest on Monday around noon. Band of Rebels members spread out over the four corners of the intersection of Clinton and Main streets to protest Chase policies they believe harm consumers such as holding the largest derivatives exposure of […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A federal judge said Tuesday that the U.S. government must notify one of the last major Occupy encampments if it intends to clear a downtown park of protesters. The decision from U.S. District Judge James Boasberg means the protesters will have an opportunity to challenge their eviction beforehand. Protesters remained Tuesday at […]
NEW YORK CITY — A court overstepped its authority by trying to force the New York Police Department to release of hundreds of pages of documents about its infiltration of protest groups before the 2004 Republican National Convention ...
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether the First Amendment rights of protesters trump the privacy rights of those attending the funeral of a U.S. Marine who was killed in Iraq.
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