“Within the first place,” Mosman wrote, “though it entails allegations of hurt finished to protesters by legislation enforcement, no protester is a plaintiff right here.” So a protester, or somebody representing them, may have standing. (Hello there, ACLU!)
Moreover, Mosman objected, the go well with “isn’t in search of redress for any hurt that has been finished to protesters. As a substitute, it seeks an injunction in opposition to future conduct, which can also be a rare type of reduction.” Psst, choose: federal forces are committing the identical abuses night time after night time. It’s ongoing conduct.
In any case, these items “render the standing inquiry an unusually excessive bar to clear,” and, phew, give Mosman an out he was apparently searching for. The battle to guard the individuals of Portland and different U.S. cities continues, although.