The feds take their Portland approach on the road. Three questions.
WHY WE WROTE THIS
Portland, Oregon, looks to be the test case of a new White House policy of deploying federal officers to cities to deal with civil unrest. But the agents’ actions are raising questions about the legality of the approach.
Noah Berger/APFederal officers’ actions at protests like this one on July 20, 2020, in Portland, Oregon, are raising the prospect of a constitutional crisis – one that could escalate as weeks of demonstrations find renewed focus in clashes with camouflaged, unidentified agents outside Portland’s U.S. courthouse.
July 24, 2020
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