Court Strikes Down Policy Against Political Donations

Law360, New York (October 27, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Cincinnati municipal employees will be allowed to donate to political candidates in the days leading up to this year’s elections, despite a city policy forbidding such contributions, under an order issued in Ohio federal court.

Judge Michael R. Barrett or the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio granted a temporary restraining order Thursday preventing Cincinnati from enforcing a portion of the policy applying to political donations.

However, Judge Barrett stopped short of allowing the city employees to distribute political literature and otherwise actively...
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