November 2, 2011 6:50 AM

Occupy Sacramento leaders sue city over First Amendment issues

After nearly a month of tense standoffs in Sacramento's Cesar Chavez Plaza, Occupy Sacramento activists moved the battle to another venue: the federal courts. A trio of lawyers — arguing the protesters' First Amendment rights to freedom of speech and assembly are being violated — filed suit Tuesday against the city of Sacramento, the city manager and the city's parks director on behalf of 34 named plaintiffs, including activist Cindy Sheehan.

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