Note: There may be court cases missing from this roundup. Please contact the author on Twitter with any relevant litigation missing from this summary. This page was last updated on July 31, 2020.

Since May 29th, Portland protesters have demonstrated nightly for Black lives and against police violence. During these demonstrations, local police and federal law enforcement officers have repeatedly engaged in practices that are facing legal challenges. Local movement leaders, ordinary protesters, legal observers, street medics, journalists, and even Oregon’s Attorney General have all filed lawsuits against federal and local law enforcement agencies and officers, as well as the City of Portland and its officials. Many of these suits have been filed with the help of the ACLU of Oregon.

Federal Court Cases

  • Don’t Shoot Portland v. City of Portland, June 5, 2020
  • Index Newspapers LLC v. City of Portland, June 28, 2020
  • Elia v. Wheeler, July 8, 2020
  • Rosenblum v. John Does 1-10, July 17, 2020
  • Western States Center, Inc. v. United States Department of Homeland Security, July 21, 2020
  • Wise v. City of Portland, July 22, 2020
  • Don’t Shoot Portland v. Wolf, July 27, 2020

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  • by District Court, District of Columbia
    MINUTE ORDER: For the reasons stated at the status conference held March 11, 2021, the Court hereby strikes the 38 Motion to Dismiss without prejudice to refiling. It is further ordered that the parties shall file a Joint Status Report on or before June 9, 2021. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 03/11/2021. (lccrc3) […]
  • by District Court, D. Oregon
    Scheduling Order by Judge Karin J. Immergut. Oral Argument on the Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction and for Failure to State a Claim 58 is set for 4/30/2021 at 10:00AM in Portland by videoconference before Judge Karin J. Immergut. Ordered by Judge Karin J. Immergut. (jy) (Entered: 04/14/2021) 14 April 2021 PACER Document […]
  • by District Court, D. Oregon
    13 April 2021 PACER Document Western States Center, Inc. v. United States Department of Homeland Security 21 July 2020 3:20-cv-01175 440 Civil Rights: Other None District Court, D. Oregon D. Or. ord Jolie A. Russo Original document
  • by District Court, D. Oregon
    Notice of Voluntary Dismissal Filed by Ellen Rosenblum. (Potter, Sheila) (Entered: 09/16/2020) 16 September 2020 PACER Document Case 3:20-cv-01161-MO Document 28 Filed 09/16/20 Page 1 of 2 ELLEN F. ROSENBLUM Attorney General SHEILA H. POTTER #993485 Deputy Chief Trial Counsel STEVEN M. LIPPOLD, OSB #903239 Chief Trial Counsel Department of Justice 100 SW Market Street […]
  • by District Court, D. Oregon
    23 March 2021 PACER Document Elia v. Wheeler 8 July 2020 3:20-cv-01106 440 Civil Rights: Other Plaintiff District Court, D. Oregon D. Or. ord Michael Howard Simon Original document
  • by District Court, D. Oregon
    24 February 2021 PACER Document Index Newspapers LLC v. City of Portland 28 June 2020 3:20-cv-01035 440 Civil Rights: Other Plaintiff District Court, D. Oregon D. Or. ord Michael Howard Simon Original document
  • by District Court, D. Oregon
    9 April 2021 PACER Document Case 3:20-cv-00917-HZ Document 226 Filed 04/09/21 Page 1 of 2 J. SCOTT MOEDE, OSB 934816 Chief Deputy City Attorney scott.moede@portlandoregon.gov NAOMI SHEFFIELD, OSB 170601 Deputy City Attorney naomi.sheffield@portlandoregon.gov ROBERT YAMACHIKA, OSB 065560 Senior Deputy City Attorney rob.yamachika@portlandoregon.gov Portland City Attorney’s Office 1221 SW 4th Ave., Rm. 430 Portland, OR 97204 […]