Occupy Boise http://boisestatepublicradio.org en Idaho House Dumps Unconstitutional Capitol Protest Rules http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-house-dumps-unconstitutional-capitol-protest-rules <p></p><p>A House panel ended the state's bid to appeal a federal judge's decision that rules governing protests at the Capitol are unconstitutional.</p><p>The House State Affairs Committee on Tuesday voted to reject rules that, among other things, had sought to limit protest duration and give special treatment to state events.</p><p>They were crafted in the wake of the "Occupy Boise" protests of 2011 and 2012.</p><p>But U.S. District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill decided the rules violated constitutional free speech protections last year.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:57:26 +0000 Associated Press 40369 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho House Dumps Unconstitutional Capitol Protest Rules Idaho's 7-Day Limit On Rallies Ruled Unconstitutional http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idahos-7-day-limit-rallies-ruled-unconstitutional <p></p><p>A federal judge rejected some rules governing protests on state property surrounding the Capitol in Boise, concluding a seven-day limit on rallies as well as possible restriction-waivers for some groups but not others failed to pass free-speech muster.</p><p>The "Occupy Boise" protests that prompted this two-year-old litigation vacated the old Ada County Courthouse's grounds last spring.</p><p>Late Friday, U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill's latest decision further clarified how activists can — and can't — use the Capitol Mall properties.</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 21:22:43 +0000 Associated Press 34958 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho's 7-Day Limit On Rallies Ruled Unconstitutional A Federal Judge Rules Idaho's State Capitol Camping Ban Is Constitutional http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/federal-judge-rules-idahos-state-capitol-camping-ban-constitutional <p>A federal judge has ruled in favor of the state in a lawsuit over rules developed in response to the <a href="http://www.boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-lawmakers-still-occupied-occupy-boise">Occupy Boise protesters</a> who pitched tents and camped on grounds near the Capitol.</p><p>U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill determined last week that Idaho's no-camping statute on the Capitol Mall is constitutional and attempts to enforce a camping ban did not infringe on free speech rights.</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 23:00:31 +0000 Associated Press 28241 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org A Federal Judge Rules Idaho's State Capitol Camping Ban Is Constitutional Idaho Lawmakers Still Occupied With Occupy Boise http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-lawmakers-still-occupied-occupy-boise <p>The protest group Occupy Boise packed up their encampment last June, seven months after building a tent city next to the Idaho Statehouse.&nbsp; But Idaho lawmakers are still arguing over rules crafted to regulate any future protests at state-owned buildings.</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 23:46:18 +0000 Samantha Wright 19824 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho Lawmakers Still Occupied With Occupy Boise Federal Judge Decides Occupy Boise Tents Must Go . . . Temporarily http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/federal-judge-decides-occupy-boise-tents-must-go-temporarily <p>Occupy Boise protestors have until Wednesday to move their tents temporarily.&nbsp;</p><p>A federal judge decided today the state of Idaho can assess and repair damage to the lawn of the Old Ada County Courthouse where Occupy tents have been up since November.</p><p><a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/idaho/files/201206/060812%20motion%20to%20modify.pdf">Judge B. Lynn Winmill ruled</a> that although Occupy Boise has the right to maintain a symbolic tent city, the state has a legitimate need to repair and maintain its property.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 22:58:59 +0000 7817 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Federal Judge Decides Occupy Boise Tents Must Go . . . Temporarily New Rules For Idaho's Capitol Mall Use Being Fast Tracked http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/new-rules-idahos-capitol-mall-use-being-fast-tracked <p>The Idaho Legislature fast tracked a bill today that concerns how the Capitol Mall gets used.&nbsp; This comes at&nbsp;the same time that&nbsp;Occupy Boise continues to keep&nbsp;a tent city up at the mall. That&#39;s been going on&nbsp;since November.&nbsp; The bill&nbsp;creates rules for the area around the statehouse, for current and future protests.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 20:53:31 +0000 Samantha Wright 3149 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org New Rules For Idaho's Capitol Mall Use Being Fast Tracked New Rules In The Works For Permitted Activities On State Grounds http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/new-rules-works-permitted-activities-state-grounds <p>Idaho State Police officers escorted Occupy Boise protestors out of a hearing room Monday morning.&nbsp; That&rsquo;s after a panel of Idaho lawmakers <a href="http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2012/H0693.htm">approved a bill to create rules for how the Capitol Mall is used</a>.&nbsp; Occupy Boise continues its vigil out on the state-run Mall.</p> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 22:30:55 +0000 3083 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org New Rules In The Works For Permitted Activities On State Grounds