On Tuesday, a federal judge in Washington threw out lawsuits by BLM and the ACLU against former President Trump, former Attorney General Bill Barr and other officials over protesters being cleared out of Lafayette Park last year.
The judge ruled that Barr and the Park Police chief were acting within the scope of their duties and so were immune from lawsuits. Also, the BLM organization wasn’t directly harmed so it didn’t have standing to sue. And the claim that Trump and Barr conspired to remove the protesters so Trump could do a photo op was “too speculative” and relied on “conclusory allegations” (actually, it relied on a Washington Post story that was recently exposed as fake news.)
The judge also denied the protesters’ request for an injunction against further action on the part of the federal government – in other words, barring them from being arrested in the future. He said, “The plaintiffs’ claims of impending future harm are too speculative to confer standing to seek an injunction.”
So they lost in the past, present and future. I’d say that pretty well runs the table.