Thursday, March 15, 2012

Occupy New Haven


A story from New Haven about Occupy Movement and its clash with the quasi-private ownership structure of the of the Town Green:

Its members have officially owned the Green and chosen their successors since the early 17th century. The group began with the original settlers of New Haven Colony. The state legislature affirmed their descendants’ legal right to control the Green in 1683, then again in 1723. (Read more about that history here.) . . . .Pattis’ complaint charges that the group’s very existence and its ownership of the Green violate the state constitution.

Steve Clowney

(HT: Will Baude)

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