Category: Campaign Reform

  • Court Wrap-Up, Jan 10, the Transparency Files

    Court Wrap-Up, Jan 10, the Transparency Files

    As I said Friday night when I posted my last wrap-up, I was going to tackle the government transparency lawsuits separately because of just how much was going on. I promised Sunday, so here we are! The first case we look at is Buel v. Caballero, a case where the City Auditor is getting sued […]

  • Court Case Wrap Up, Nov 13

    Court Case Wrap Up, Nov 13

    This week has been a lot of self-recovery and time in bed (still not sure what I got hit with. Not sick, just -incredibly- tired). But some things have been happening in recent days and here’s you’re catch up. In the Montgomery v. Portland case, where Mr. Montgomery alleges he was tackled multiple times by […]

  • Total Recall 2021

    Total Recall 2021

    Newly seated Portland Commissioner Dan Ryan ran on a platform of that included divesting the Portland Police of more of it’s budget, stating “We have to find ways to follow up on the $15 million cuts to the Portland Police budget with even more substantial cuts.” On the night of October 28th, protesters, angry about […]

  • Court Case Wrap-Up, Election Edition

    Court Case Wrap-Up, Election Edition

    There’s been so much going on already just in the last few days that I have to give an update halfway through the week just to keep track of the stories that I still have to write (and there will be stories coming forward). So without further ado, here’s the recent courthouse news! State Court […]

  • State ex rel versus the City

    State ex rel versus the City

    While we may never know how many people called in and joined the WebEx meeting for a remote hearing on a case that normally would have drawn little attention, the amount of chatter it generated on Twitter afterwards suggests that it well could have been a packed courtroom in non-pandemic days.

  • Court Case Wrap-up, October 23

    Court Case Wrap-up, October 23

    one of the rare times when a Portland Police officer is actually facing charges for actions taken in the line of duty