Video footage of federal agents targeting journalists in the Portland, Oregon, protests over police brutality helped lawyers representing members of the media secure a preliminary injunction in August barring law enforcement from arresting or using physical force against journalists on the ground.

“It’s kind of the full circle of this—this whole process started because of video footage,” said Matthew Borden of San Francisco-based BraunHagey & Borden, who represented journalists alongside the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon, winning an injunction that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed Oct. 9.

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