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High court to decide protester's restraining order

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state Supreme Court is set to decide whether a judge properly issued a restraining order against a frequent University of Wisconsin System protester.

Former UW-Stevens Point student Jeff Decker believes system officials have been illegally blocking students' access to their own fees. He has attended public meetings of regents and other UW officials on several campuses to protest fee policies.

A Madison judge issued a restraining order against Decker in 2011 barring him from UW property.

The 4th District Court of Appeals struck down the restraining order in January 2013, ruling Decker's actions didn't constitute harassment and his behavior was legitimate because it was related to his public protest of student fees.

The Supreme Court is expected to rule on the restraining order's validity Wednesday.


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