Charges dropped against some protesters involved in sit-in at Sen. Gardner’s office

DENVER -- Charges were dropped against a group of protesters who were arrested for staging a sit-in at Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner's office in downtown Denver.

It happened at the height of the health care debate.

A judge dropped the charges Tuesday after the city attorney and . Gardner asked for the case to be dismissed.

"This dismissal of charges today sets a precedent that the Constitution of the United States guarantees the right to protest inside your senator's office," attorney Alan Kennedy-Shaffer said.

A separate group of mostly disabled Coloradans is still facing similar trespassing charges.