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by Jerry Bader

This is so disappointing to me.  I understand this avoids an ugly trial. But these rules did not violate free speech rights. They're comparable to rules at other state capitols. The problem is these people weren't ever going to have to pay the fines, so they just kept getting arrested. Granted, there is still a process the protesters have to follow. But for the state to pay attorney's fees and change the rules is to admit defeat.

I can live with the modified rule. But this settlement was surrender.