Suffolk Superior Court Judge Frances McIntyre ruled against Occupy Boston this afternoon, declining to issue an injunction and lifting the temporary restraining order that has barred the City of Boston from evicting the campers from Dewey Square. You can read the full decision here.
The ruling came earlier than many expected. At the evidentiary hearing on December 1, McIntyre said she expected to rule "on or before December 15."
Occupy Boston attorneys have previously said that they would appeal if the decision went against them. If they do, they will probably also ask for a new temporary restraining order.
--David S. Bernstein