Contribution Limits Upheld - State and Federal Communications

August 30, 2021  •  

Contribution Limits Upheld

Multnomah County Courthouse - by Ajbenj

Judge Bloch of Multnomah, Oregon County Circuit Court ruled contribution limits do not violate free speech and are constitutional.

The ruling allows for a $500 limit on individual campaign donations.

This limit was put into place by voters in 2016, along with spending limits and disclosure requirements for contributions in political ads.

Oregon is one of the five states that do not have limits on political contributions.

State courts historically invalidated contribution limits, but an April Oregon Supreme Court decision reversing a ruling barring limits have heralded new conversations within the state.

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