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Occupy New Haven Is Still Standing
Oh Say Can You Occupy?
by Thomas MacMillan | New Haven Independent
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Occupiers took the steps of federal court.
Norm Pattis traveled back centuries in Colonial history, took a theoretical turn as city parks director, and asked if he could force people driving Bethany to hold chopsticks in their hand and sing the National Anthem.
He did all that in federal court. To try to save New England’s last standing “Occupy” encampment.
Pattis (pictured at left), the attorney for the Occupy New Haven encampment that the city is trying to move off the upper Green, brought all that history, theater and role-playing to Judge Mark Kravitz’s U.S. District Court room on Church Street Wednesday afternoon.
The hearing lasted three hours. In the end Judge Kravitz extended the restraining order against the city until April 9 and said he plans to issue a decision before that time.