DRLC files appeal on behalf of Portland protestors with disabilities

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In the ongoing case Wolfe et al. v. City of Portland et al., DRLC and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman (“Pillsbury”) filed an opening brief in the Ninth Circuit on behalf of protestors with disabilities. This opening brief appeals the U.S. District Court’s decision to dismiss the case, prior to any discovery, holding that the issue is moot and unreasonable. DRLC and Pillsbury’s opening brief contends that the District Court improperly dismissed the Plaintiffs’ claims and that all issues remain ripe, that all Plaintiffs have standing, and that Plaintiffs properly pled claims for damages.

Defendants, the City of Portland and Multnomah County, may file their opposing brief by mid-April. A decision is not expected until the end of the calendar year or later.

Read prior coverage of this case:

Lawsuit: Law enforcement fails to provide Oregonians with disabilities equal access to Portland demonstrations
DRLC litigation team files motion for preliminary injunction against Portland police to protect rights of protesters with disabilities

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