Judge throws out ticket against Capitol protestor, citing unconstitutionality of permit rules

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A Dane County judge Wednesday struck down permitting rules being used to prosecute the outstanding tickets against statehouse protesters.

In the decision, Circuit Court Judge John Markson dismissed a ticket against Michael W. Crute, saying that state rules requiring small groups of protesters in the Capitol to obtain a permit were unconstitutional.

“The rule Mr. Crute is charged with violating is not narrowly tailored to the legitimate governmental interests it seeks to promote. It is not a valid time, place and manner requirement,” Markson wrote.


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