Oregon Prohibition of Payment Per Signature for Canvassers, Measure 26 (2002)
Challenge to constitutionality
Barbara and Eugene Prete filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the ban on paying circulators per signature. Their lawsuit was heard by U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken, a Clinton appointee, who upheld the ban. The Pretes appealed Aiken's decision to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in the case of Prete v. Bradbury. The court of appeals upheld the lower court's ruling.