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Portland protest groups file wide-ranging lawsuit against DHS, other federal agencies (The Week)

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Portland protest groups file wide-ranging lawsuit against DHS, other federal agencies – By The Week Staff (The Week) / July 28 2020

Don’t Shoot Portland, the “Wall of Moms” group, and five individual Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland, Oregon, filed suit against the Trump administration in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., on Monday, challenging the federal shock-and-awe campaign against protesters on legal and procedural grounds.

The nine-count complaint accuses the Department of Homeland Security, its acting leadership, and other federal agencies of violating the constitutional rights of Portland protesters, and argues that federal officers are overstepping their statutory authority. It also alleges that acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf has no legal authority because President Trump has not nominated him and the Senate has not confirmed him to lead the agency.

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