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Lawsuit Continues Over Bush Protest

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U.S. President George W. Bush and then-Minority Leader John Boehner on Oct. 30, 2007. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — 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 to stay.

Portland lawyer Steven Wilker tells the Medford Mail Tribune (http://is.gd/NCjQTO) 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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