Green Party of Connecticut v. Garfield: District Court’s permanent injunction order

Court Level
District Court

District Court of Connecticut’s Permanent Injunction order given by District Judge Stefan R. Underhill. Judgment is entered in favor of the plaintiffs Green Party of Connecticut, S. Michael DeRosa, and the Libertarian Party with respect to counts two and three because the CEP’s excess and independent expenditure trigger provisions burden the plaintiffs’ First Amendment speech rights. Judgment is also entered in favor of the plaintiffs the ACL, Barry Williams, Anne C. Robinson, Elizabeth Gallo, Joanne P. Phillips, Roger C. Vann with respect to the claims in count four that the Connecticut Campaign Finance Reform Act (“CFRA”)’s prohibition of lobbyists making and soliciting campaign contributions, and state contractors soliciting campaign contributions, violates the First Amendment.