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Appeals Judge Upholds Anti-Homeless "Lodging" Law Against "Lighthouse" Linda Lemaster
by Robert Norse
Monday Jun 11th, 2012 11:45 AM
Judge Paul Marigonda, notorious earlier in his career for trying to jail good activists with Food Not Bombs in San Francisco, and prosecutor of homeless people here in Santa Cruz as D.A., has ruled against an unusual Writ of Habeas Corpus filed by attorney Jonathan Gettleman, representing Linda Lemaster in one of the last of the PeaceCamp2010 cases. Lemaster may appeal or go directly to jury trial, facing a possible 6 months in jail and $1000 fine for sitting on the steps of the County Building with a sick activist and a sign suggesting that (homeless) Sleep is not a Crime.
Prior stories about Lemaster's case can be found on her blog at http://hearthbylinda.blogspot.com/2012/02/time-for-change-laws-that-punish-and.html and http://hearthbylinda.blogspot.com/2012/02/there-will-be-blood-california-penal.html .

The earlier legal documents can found at http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/02/16/18707485.php .
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Only laughed out of a Santa Cruz court by jackalsJohn E. ColbySaturday Jun 16th, 2012 12:36 AM
John, read my previous postSeriouslyFriday Jun 15th, 2012 7:43 PM
Read Gettleman's Writ of Habeas CorpusJohn E. ColbyFriday Jun 15th, 2012 11:41 AM
A Parallel CaseBecky Johnson (posted by Norse)Friday Jun 15th, 2012 3:06 AM
Ya got that right!!!FredThursday Jun 14th, 2012 9:44 PM
The rationalizations are embarassingSeriouslyThursday Jun 14th, 2012 5:51 PM
Reality CheckReality CheckThursday Jun 14th, 2012 3:56 PM
"Confused" is confusedJohn E. ColbyWednesday Jun 13th, 2012 11:58 PM
Clearly unclear on the concepts.GWednesday Jun 13th, 2012 4:46 PM
You should read it again, JohnConfusedWednesday Jun 13th, 2012 4:39 PM