In another little triumph for Occupy Nashville—this one not unexpected—the state has agreed to extend the federal court injunction barring new arrests of protesters. A deal was reached with attorneys for Occupy Nashville, and federal Judge Aleta Trauger signed the order today. In legal parlance, what once was a temporary restraining order now is a preliminary injunction. Think of it as one more step toward the day when the two sides might fight it out in court over whether citizens have the right to exercise their free speech by camping out at Legislative Plaza. That day is months away, the way the legal system drags. With winter looming, the protesters might wind up decamping to Bongo Java first.