Denver Can 'Corral' Convention Protesters: Court

Judge rules security concerns take priority over free speech
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 7, 2008 4:15 AM CDT
Democratic officials tour Invesco Field on Thursday, July 24, 2008, where Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver his nomination speech on the final night of the Democratic National Convention    (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
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(Newser) – A federal judge has ruled that protesters can be confined to a fenced-in zone at the Democratic National Convention because security concerns outweigh activists' right to free speech, Reuters reports. The ACLU and a coalition of protest groups had brought a lawsuit against Denver and the Secret Service over plans concerning what activists have labeled a"freedom cage."