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A judge ruled yesterday that TriMet (Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon) violated state and federal free speech laws when it rejected an ad (above), calling it "political," submitted by the Karuk Tribe and Friends of the River Foundation. In February the ACLU sued the bus company over the rejection. Judge Henry Breithaupt said TriMet's decion to reject the ad "was made on the basis of the nature of this message " and that the decision "was not viewpoint neutral and was therefore invalid under the First Amendment." An order and judgment is pending.

Read the news release. And, the ruling.




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