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Saturday Jan 16 | via Patch.com
The trial began Friday for the Montrose 9, activists arrested for disorderly conduct Nov. 9 for halting work on Spectra Energy's Algonquin Pipeline AIM project by blocking access to their construction yard in Montrose, NY. A spokesperson, Cortlandt resident Courtney Williams, said the defendants are using the "Necessity Defense," claiming their actions were necessary to prevent harm to the public posed by the pipeline construction, in additional to exercising their First Amendment Rights, f ollowing closely on the heels of a decision in the Delta 5 case in Washington State . Comment?
Thursday Jan 14 | via Patch.com
The trial begins Friday for nine activists arrested for disorderly conduct Nov. 9 for halting work on Spectra Energy's Algonquin Pipeline by blocking access to their construction yard in Montrose, NY. Speakers will include town Councilman Seth Freach, Counsel for the Montrose 9, Martin R. Stolar, and members of the Montrose 9. The Necessity Defense will argue that the actions of the Montrose 9 were warranted given the imminent and grave risks Spectra's Algonquin Pipeline construction poses on a local, regional, and global level. Comment?
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