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 […]

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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 […]

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Photo of Portland City Hall, first and second floor windows boarded up

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 […]

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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 […]

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Caricatures of the Koch Brothers, caption 'Would billionaires spend millions to influence your vote if it had no value?"

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.

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