Oregon Republican state senators, committees and voters filed a federal lawsuit on Monday challenging a voter-approved amendment that disqualifies lawmakers with 10 or more unexcused absences from running for reelection.
On Friday, Aug. 25, five Republican state senators filed a petition for judicial review in the Oregon Court of Appeals challenging an administrative rule that bars legislators with more than ten unexcused absences from running for reelection.
Accountability for Lawmakers in Oregon, Those With 10+ Unexcused Absences Will Not Be Able To Run for Reelection in 2024
On Tuesday, Aug. 8, Oregon’s Secretary of State LaVonne Griffin-Valade (D) directed the state’s elections agency to implement an administrative rule in relation to Measure 113, which disqualifies lawmakers with 10 or more unexcused absences during the 2023 legislative session from running for seats in 2024.
On Monday, Feb. 6, a federal judge in Oregon dismissed three fringe lawsuits.
On Friday, Dec. 9, Oregon Elections Director Deborah Scroggin announced her resignation.
Starting on Tuesday, Dec. 20, a four-day trial will be held in a defamation lawsuit brought by Mike Erickson, the Republican nominee for Oregon’s 6th Congressional District, against Andrea Salinas, the Democratic nominee for Oregon’s 6th Congressional District, who defeated Erickson by two points in the 2022 midterm elections.
On Thursday, the Oregon state Senate passed a law that adds new protections for election workers.
Today, an Oregon state court panel unanimously upheld the state’s newly enacted congressional map, rejecting a challenge brought by Republicans seeking to throw out the map.
Today, the Oregon Supreme Court dismissed two cases challenging the validity of Oregon’s newly passed legislative districts, finding that neither petition had proven that the maps violate the Oregon Constitution.
Today, six Oregon voters, including former Oregon Secretary of State Jeanne Atkins (D), filed a petition to intervene in a case brought by Republicans earlier this week challenging Oregon’s newly-passed congressional map.
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