University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
new search
page permalink
Case Name Paul v. Trump PN-OR-0005
Docket / Court 3:20-cv-1188 ( D. Or. )
State/Territory Oregon
Case Type(s) Policing
Special Collection Litigation Against Federal Police (2020)
Case Summary
This case was filed on July 21, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. The lawsuit was brought by a single private individual against President Donald Trump, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf, and John Does 1-100, all of whom were unnamed federal ... read more >
This case was filed on July 21, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. The lawsuit was brought by a single private individual against President Donald Trump, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf, and John Does 1-100, all of whom were unnamed federal agents. The plaintiff was represented by private counsel and attorneys from People's Law Project. The complaint alleged that the unnamed federal agents, at the direction of defendant Wolf, beat the plaintiff while they were peacefully protesting to carry out defendant Trump's political agenda.

The lawsuit argued that the defendants were in violation of the U.S. Constitution and federal civil rights law. The complaint first alleged violations, both actual and threatened, of the plaintiff's First Amendment to free speech, free assembly, and freedom to petition the government. The complaint also alleged violations, actual and threatened, of the Fourth Amendment, specifically through the use of excessive force. The complaint alleged that defendants employed chemical agents, batons, and shields to remove protesters. Finally, the complaint alleged that defendants violated 42 U.S.C. §§ 1985 and 1986 for conspiracy to deprive rights and failure to prevent conspiracy to deprive rights. The plaintiff requested declaratory relief, injunctive relief, and monetary damages, in addition to attorney's fees and costs.

The case was assigned to Magistrate Judge Stacie F. Beckerman.

The case is ongoing as of August 6, 2020.

Jack Hibbard - 07/24/2020
Jack Hibbard - 08/06/2020


compress summary

- click to show/hide ALL -
Issues and Causes of Action
click to show/hide detail
Issues
Constitutional Clause
Freedom of speech/association
Petitions clause
Unreasonable search and seizure
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
General
Aggressive behavior
Excessive force
Over/Unlawful Detention
Pepper/OC spray
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
42 U.S.C. § 1985
Defendant(s) Acting Secretary of Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf
U.S. President Donald Trump
Plaintiff Description Single private plaintiff
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Filed 07/21/2020
Case Ongoing Yes
Additional Resources
click to show/hide detail
  See this case at CourtListener.com (May provide additional documents and, for active cases, real-time alerts)
Docket(s)
3:20-cv-01188-SB (D. Or.)
PN-OR-0005-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/23/2020
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint for Conspiracy to Violate the U.S. Constitution [ECF# 1]
PN-OR-0005-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/21/2020
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
show all people docs
Judges Beckerman, Stacie F Court not on record [Magistrate] show/hide docs
PN-OR-0005-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Fuller, Michael R (Oregon) show/hide docs
PN-OR-0005-0001 | PN-OR-0005-9000
Jones, Kelly D (Oregon) show/hide docs
PN-OR-0005-0001 | PN-OR-0005-9000
Moisan, Jane Leanne (New York) show/hide docs
PN-OR-0005-0001 | PN-OR-0005-9000

- click to show/hide ALL -

new search
page permalink

- top of page -