Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Sizemore loses on appeal

Couldn't happen to a nicer guy:

The Oregon Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld most of a $2.5 million racketeering judgment against tax activist Bill Sizemore stemming from a lawsuit filed by two teachers unions.

However, the court also said Sizemore can continue to promote initiatives, such as the one he placed on Oregon's Nov. 7 ballot to prohibit insurance companies from raising customers' rates based on their credit history.

The court agreed with a jury's 2002 ruling that Sizemore's education foundation and political action committee committed fraud and racketeering in handling petition-gathering for a pair of anti-union ballot measures in the 2000 election.

He deserves to have his initiative promotion privileges revoked, too.