Oregon Supreme Court Declines to Hear Former State Rep.'s Appeal on Defamation Case

The Oregon Supreme Court last week declined to hear an appeal by former state Rep. Matt Wingard (R-Wilsonville) of a lower court's dismissal of his defamation lawsuit against Oregon Right to Life.

The court's decision brings to a close—almost—the legal wrangling over political campaign mailers that Oregon Right to Life, the state's largest anti-abortion group, ran against Wingard in the 2016 House Republican primary in House District 26, which covers parts of Clackamas, Washington and Yamhill counties.

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