Gov. Scott Walker’s administration dropped the permits required for protesters in the Capitol Tuesday after the American Civil Liberties Union sued the administration in January.
Under the settlement, the Department of Administration will allow five days of demonstration if protesters give the DOA a two-day notification. The DOA will keep their permitting process in place, but will not require permits to hold protests.
According to a statement from ACLU:
“This is a victory because giving notice is significantly difference than forcing people to ask the government for permission to exercise free speech,” Larry Dupuis, legal director of the ACLU of Wisconsin, said Tuesday. “Giving notice is very informal. The state can’t deny use of the Capitol to anyone giving notice, unless someone else has reserved the entire space by obtaining a permit for the same time.”
Read the full settlement here.