Last Friday, the federal district court in Portland, Oregon issued an order DENYING the state Attorney General’s motion to restrict federal law enforcement in their protection of the Mark Hatfield Federal Building in Portland. The reason was procedural in nature in that the judge said the Attorney General did not have standing to represent the protesters regarding the matter. However, one of the grounds for this denial was that the state had not shown enough evidence of a widespread and concerted denial of the protester’s constitutional rights.
While the opinion may be one only a lawyer could love, I have still attached a copy so you can judge the result yourself. It is certainly a relief to know that the cool head of the law can still prevail over the mob and media distortions. Now we have to hope that federal and state elected officials can show the same cool demeanor.