Lawsuit dismissed concerning Ashland exclusion zones

Ashland, Ore. — A case challenging Ashland’s exclusion zone has been dismissed. The lawsuit claimed the zone infringes on people’s right to assemble. The current rules say, if you commit three offenses in the downtown area within six months – you can be banned.

The Jackson County Circuit Court threw out the case for lack of legal grounds. A judge decided the people who filed the case weren’t directly affected by the issue. Ashland’s city attorney wasn’t available for comment.

Medford recently enacted a similar exclusion zone. It’s bordered by Bear Creek, Oakdale Avenue, 6th Street, and 10th Street.

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