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Federal court to review 'protest bans' in Portland arrests


U.S. court officials in Oregon are reviewing bans on future protesting that were placed on some people arrested during protests in Portland after some raised concerns that the prohibitions violated the First Amendment.

"We're reviewing every case again right now and looking at the wording of some of the conditions," Brian Crist, chief pretrial services officer for the U.S. District Court in Portland, said Wednesday. "A lot of this I think will be resolved."

Crist said he couldn't comment on individual cases, but he noted the court looks at each defendant individually and doesn't have "blan...

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