Federal judge won't stop removal of encampment at Seattle park

SEATTLE — A federal judge has denied a call for an emergency restraining order to stop Seattle police and park workers from clearing the hold-out remnants of a large homeless encampment at Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill. U.S. District Judge Richard Jones had taken the matter under advisement following a nearly two-hour emergency hearing Wednesday evening in which the judge referred to Seattle’s miserable December weather and said it was a “horrible time” for the court to be deciding whether the clearing of the park should go forward. Lawyers representing both the city and the plaintiff in t…

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