Bloomberg Law
June 4, 2020, 9:55 PMUpdated: June 4, 2020, 11:06 PM

Arnold & Porter Joins Black Lives Matter to Sue Trump (1)

Meghan Tribe
Meghan Tribe

Black Lives Matter is getting an assist from a prominent Washington law firm in a new lawsuit against President Donald Trump by protesters who say they were violently dispersed from an event near the White House.

Trump, Attorney General William Barr, and Defense Secretary Mark Esper violated protestors’ constitutional rights by using tear gas, rubber bullets, and pepper spray to clear them from Lafayette Square, the group said in a lawsuit filed Thursday. The protests were among a wave of social unrest across the country in recent days, following the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minnesota. ...

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