If you were hoping the Occupy Wall Street movement was dead, you’ll have to wait a little longer. The ACLU just filed a lawsuit on behalf of occupiers on Ohio. Their complaint? Their free speech rights were infringed upon because they weren’t allowed to indefinitely camp in public places. More from Jason Hart:
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Ohio has filed suit against the City of Columbus on behalf of Occupy Columbus, the socialist protesters who squatted on a sidewalk in front of the Ohio Statehouse in late 2011 and removed their frequently-vacant tent when the city tightened permitting rules last summer.
The local Occupy Wall Street group maintains that restricting use of tents and other structures in a public right-of-way infringes on speech and assembly rights protected in the First Amendment as well as in Article I of the Ohio Constitution.
Based on the complaint filed on May 30 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the Occupy Columbus case rests on the…