Occupy Nashville protesters have until 8 p.m. this evening to vacate the Legislative Plaza. Some are saying they are going to stand their ground. LINK
Earlier today I called Governor Haslam's office about the removal of the Occupy Nashville Protestors...first off I brought up the fact they have every legal right to do what they are doing...and the lady on the phone said yes we know, but they were asked to not remain over night because...yadda, yadda, yadda...to which I responded you mean to tell me they have no Constitutional rights after a certain time of day? "Well no..no" She couldn't think of a thing to say...I said are you telling me the Constitution does not mean what it says, or is wrong?...It was funny to listen to her trying to figure out how to get me off the phone....Poor lady, I told her I was sorry she was uncomfortable. But arbitrarily taking people's Constitutionally protected rights away is a direct violation of those rights, and just plain wrong.
Protestors don't have Constitutionaly protected rights, but Republicans in the Legislature think they do have, Constitutionaly protected rights.
it’s the opening round of the lawsuit brought by Metro Council members and others to strike down the conservative Christian-backed state law. Davidson County Chancellor Carol McCoy will hear arguments Monday.