Oregon’s top court asked to decide if GOP senators who boycotted Legislature can be reelected

Posted on AllSides September 25th, 2023
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The Oregon Court of Appeals on Monday asked the state's highest court to decide whether Republican state senators who carried out a record-setting GOP walkout this year can run for reelection. The senators are challenging a constitutional amendment approved by voters in 2022 that bars them from being reelected after having 10 or more unexcused absences. Oregon voters last year overwhelmingly approved the ballot measure that created the amendment following GOP walkouts in the Legislature in 2019, 2020 and 2021. Statehouses around the nation have become ideological battlegrounds in recent...

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