Alliance statement regarding Multnomah County Court ruling on campaign contribution limits



Alliance statement regarding Multnomah County Court ruling on campaign contribution limits

Judge Bloch upheld one of the most important provisions of the Oregon Constitution: our fundamental right to free expression. Previous courts had ruled that, regardless of how one might feel about them, campaign contributions and expenditures are constitutionally protected free speech. It is our understanding that the Multnomah County Charter Commission was aware of the constitutional issues but chose to proceed anyway, ultimately at a significant cost to county taxpayers. At the end of the day, constitutional rights are inviolable and greater care should be taken in the future.

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