Lawsuit continues over 2004 Bush protest

Lawsuit continues over 2004 Bush protest

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by Associated Press

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Posted on April 1, 2013 at 9:07 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- A nearly 7-year-old lawsuit by filed by Oregon demonstrators against law enforcement officers protecting President George W. Bush is continuing in federal courts.

Anti-Bush protesters contend agents of the Secret Service and other law enforcement officials discriminated against them by clearing them off a street, and in some case used force to do so, while letting pro-Bush demonstrators stay.

Portland lawyer Steven Wilker tells the Medford Mail Tribune that part of the case has focused on whether specific officers can be sued.

Bush in October 2004 gave a speech at The Expo in Central Point and then traveled to Jacksonville.

American Civil Liberties Union lawyers say clearing out opponents of the president was a habit and practice of the Secret Service.

The lawsuit was filed in July 2006.

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