By The Associated Press

A federal judge has dismissed the lawsuit that the Occupy Tucson movement filed against the city.

Tucson police officers wrote hundreds of tickets to Occupy Tucson members when they began sleeping overnight in city parks last fall.

Attorney Paul Gattone filed a lawsuit claiming the city was violating the group's constitutional rights.

The Arizona Daily Star reported Friday that U.S. District Court Judge Cindy K. Jorgenson tossed out the lawsuit.

She ruled that the law required Occupy Tucson to show the city adopted its no-camping restriction merely because it disagreed with a particular message. But Jorgenson says the city adopted the restriction 35 years ago.

Gattone says the organization is discussing the possibility of appealing the judge's decision, but notes that the movement continues to grow.