Yesterday we finally had the contempt of court hearing against the City of Portland (See January 28, 2005). The judge refrained from an actual declaration of contempt though he said he was minded to sanction the organizers of Cinco de Mayo who had violated our rights. He ordered some big changes to the injunction -- to be drafted by our attorneys --and threatened severe sanctions on future violations.
Those who had their rights violated will probably seek money judgments in a separate action. The fact the judge ruled the way he did will all but insure that we win that case.