NYCLU Blasts Zuccotti Park Owner For Occupy Expulsion

Law360, New York (February 17, 2012, 6:56 PM EST) -- The New York Civil Liberties Union on Friday filed a brief in New York City Criminal Court claiming Brookfield Properties, owner of Zuccotti Park, had no legal standing to evict Occupy Wall Street protesters in November because of the park's designation as a privately owned public space.

The NYCLU argues that protesters who refused to leave the park cannot be charged with trespassing, disorderly conduct or obstruction of government administration because the owners of privately owned public spaces are contractually required to make them accessible to...
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