Oregon GOP State Senators Who Staged Walkout over Abortion Can’t Run for Reelection, High Court Says

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The Oregon Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that 10 Republican state senators are ineligible to run for reelection after they participated in a quorum-denying walkout for six weeks last year to stall legislation on abortion, transgender treatments and firearms.

The high court decided in favor of Oregon Secretary of State LaVonne Griffin-Valade, who had disqualified the senators from running for office again after voters approved a measure in 2022 to amend the state constitution to ban lawmakers with more than 10 unexcused absences from running again. 

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Oregon Supreme Court Declines to Hear Case to Remove Trump from 2024 Ballot

The Oregon Supreme Court declined Friday to hear a bid to remove former President Donald Trump from the 2024 ballot, saying it wanted to wait for the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the matter. 

The bid was filed by Free Speech For People, a liberal advocacy group late last year.

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