It started with an idea among a group of Portland lawyers. We took oaths to support the Constitution. And that means supporting Black lives and supporting the rights of protesters.
Portland protesters put their bodies on the line to stand for Black Lives Matter. Donald Trump and Chad Wolf chose to send in federal agents who gassed, shot, and beat Portland protesters. Lines have been crossed. We will not sit quietly while peaceful protesters are gassed, beaten, and shot.
We filed a class action complaint today in federal court in Portland. The case is Clark v. Wolf. I am serving as lead counsel and look forward to doing my part to stand up for Black lives, to stand against the darkness, and to protect the rule of law.
Here is a copy of the complaint: Complaint Dkt 1