Feds Appeal Order Protecting Portland Legal Observers

Law360 (August 21, 2020, 10:38 PM EDT) -- The Trump administration on Friday appealed an Oregon federal judge's order prohibiting federal agents from arresting or using physical force against journalists and legal observers at Black Lives Matter protests in Portland after the court said it was concerned that agents did not fully comply with an initial restraining order.

The Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Marshals Service filed their appeal to the Ninth Circuit one day after U.S. District Judge Michael H. Simon found that a group of journalists and legal observers sufficiently showed elements of retaliation by federal agents in violation of the First Admendment. The agents allegedly...

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