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View Diary: 2. Update - Dr. Cornel West arrested at Supreme Court in Washington DC (321 comments)

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  •  I don't see any explanation as to what the (0+ / 0-)

    charge might be.

    H'mm. I'm not terribly into this, anymore.

    by Knarfc on Sun Oct 16, 2011 at 07:32:46 PM PDT

    •  Per AP in several outlets: (4+ / 0-)
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      mahakali overdrive, begone, Knarfc, kurt
      A Supreme Court spokeswoman says 19 people were arrested Sunday afternoon after they refused to leave the grounds of the court.

      but I haven't seen a Court press release.

      Among the possible grounds:

      In order to protect the Supreme Court Building and grounds, to protect the persons and property therein, or to maintain suitable order and decorum, the Marshal of the Supreme Court, pursuant to the responsibilities outlined in 40 U. S. C. §6102, may, at any time, declare the Supreme Court Building and grounds, or any portion thereof, closed to the general public. Any person who, having been informed of the closure of the building or grounds or portion of the building or grounds, enters the closed area without the authorization of the Marshal or refuses to leave the closed area after being requested to do so shall be subject to arrest and subject to penalties set forth in 40 U. S. C. §6137. (bold added)

      (I'm sure there's a way to change those funny diamonds to section symbols, but I don't care enough at this moment to find it.)

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