NEW YORK — An Occupy Wall Street protester whose disorderly conduct case became a clash over social media privacy may be headed to trial in New York. His plan to plead guilty hit a snag.
Malcolm Harris intended to admit Friday to disorderly conduct, the only charge against him.
A judge said he'd sentence Harris to time served, roughly nine hours in custody after his October 2011 arrest. But Harris held off pleading guilty after the judge declined to make a ruling that would let Harris keep fighting prosecutors' demand for more than three months of his tweets.
The case is now set for trial Wednesday.
Defense lawyer Martin Stolar says if the judge rules before the trial, Harris still may plead guilty.
Prosecutors want Harris to do 10 days of community service.