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Jul 25, 2017

Protesters sentenced for Supreme Court disruption over campaign finance

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 […]

Aug 17, 2014

Police shooting draws protesters from near, far

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. […]

May 28, 2014

Court blocks case against Secret Service

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 […]

Jun 11, 2013

Protesters call for repeal of NY SAFE Act

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 […]

Jul 31, 2012

City officials address coverage

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 […]

Jul 30, 2012

Medicare supporters take to the street

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 […]

Jun 8, 2012

Protesters object to couple’s eviction in city

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 […]

May 21, 2012

Chase is focus of area protest groups

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 […]

Jan 31, 2012

Judge: Occupy DC must get notice before eviction

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 […]

Jun 9, 2010

Second Circuit tosses RNC surveillance ruling

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 ...

Mar 9, 2010

Is funeral protest protected?

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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