The news is out: [(Bloomberg) — Women-founded groups including Wall of Moms sued the Trump administration over the deployment of federal agents to police anti-racism protests in Portland, Oregon, claiming it has exceeded its authority.
The federal government’s actions in Portland “betray a foundational principle of American democracy: that the federal government exercises only the powers the Constitution authorizes,” according to the suit, filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., on Monday against the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies. “Other powers, including the general police power, are reserved to the states and their subdivisions.”
Wall of Moms and the other groups allege that a recently revealed internal DHS memo and the conduct of U.S. officers on the ground, far from the federal property they have the power to guard, indicate that Operation Diligent Valor, as it is called, serves “to intimidate and silence protesters because of their message.” Theirs is the latest lawsuit of several against the administration over the deployment.
General police power is reserved to the states and their subdivisions, and the Constitution bars a federal domestic security or police force, according to Monday’s suit, which seeks an injunction against the operation while the lawsuit plays out.]
That’s what I have been writing about for weeks. Finally, moms are using their heads. Sue the bastards. The next move will be to recall any judge who rules against the Constitution.