Democratic Governors Association (DGA) v. Brandi: U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut Memorandum of CLC et al. as Amici Brief in Opposition to DGA's Motion for Preliminary Injunction


On June 18, 2013, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed into law Public Act No. 13-180, An Act Concerning Disclosure of Independent Expenditures and Changes to Other Campaign Finance Laws and Election Laws, 2013 Conn. Acts 13-180 (Reg. Sess.) (“2013 Act”). Among the changes the 2013 Act made to Connecticut’s law was to amend the definition of “expenditure” to cover activity “to promote the success or defeat of any candidate,” including communications that refer to a clearly identified candidate within 90 days of an election. 2013 Act, Sec. 3. Section 9-601b (codified at Conn. Gen. Stat. § 9-601b (2014)).