The feds take their Portland approach on the road. Three questions.

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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