Top New Hampshire Court Sides With Parking-Meter 'Robin Hooders'

On Tuesday New Hampshire's highest court largely sided with a group of activists known as "Robin Hooders," finding that a city's efforts to crack down on their practice of feeding strangers' parking meters violated their free speech rights. The activists have regularly fed parking meters in downtown Keene, a small city in southwestern New Hampshire, and placed cards on windshields with a picture of Robin Hood stating: “Your meter expired! However, on Tuesday the Supreme Court of New Hampshire upheld a lower court ruling that the city could not justify the injunction on the basis of "tortious interference" in its contract with the officers.