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92 Occupy Chicago protesters have cases dismissed

Sarah Schulte
September 27, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — A Cook County judge has dismissed over 90 cases against Occupy Chicago activists arrested last October in Grant Park accused of violating the city’s park curfew.

Cook County Court Judge Thomas Donnelly dismissed 92 cases on Thursday against the activists, who were charged with violating a rarely used park curfew law. In a written ruling, Judge Donnelly said the city’s park curfew ordinance is “unconstitutional both on its face and as applied and all complaints in this case are dismissed with prejudice.

The Chicago chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) filed motions to dismiss in February on behalf of 92 Occupy Chicago protesters.

92 Occupy Chicago protesters have cases dismissed