A New Jersey judge says police must return items confiscated from Wall Street protesters at a memorial across the street from the Statehouse in Trenton.
Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson also has rejected some rules the state tried to impose on the protesters.
Jacobson on Monday granted a temporary restraining order against the state, saying troopers couldn't confiscate signs or personal property.
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"The state cannot arbitrarily create restrictive policies just because it does not like how people are using a public space," said ACLU-NJ Legal Director Ed Barocas.
But Jacobson says protesters can't attach signs to the walls, can't erect permanent structures or use power outlets at the memorial.
The ACLU says the state made up park rules after the protests started.
Another hearing is scheduled for Dec. 10.