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Connecticut Lawsuit Over Discriminatory Public Funding Set for January 13, 2010

from Ballot Access News
Connecticut Lawsuit Over Discriminatory Public Funding Set for January 13, 2010

December 8th, 2009

The U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd circuit, will hear Connecticut’s appeal in Green Party of Connecticut v Garfield on January 13, 2010. The issue is whether the Constitution prohibits states from passing public funding measures for state office that are strongly discriminatory in favor of Democratic and Republican candidates, and strongly discriminatory against independent candidates.… Read more ...

Ballot Access expert critiques Brennan Center

On August 27, U.S. District Court Judge Stefan Underhill held that Connecticut’s public funding law for candidates is so discriminatory in favor of the two major parties, and against all other parties and candidates, that it is unconstitutional in its entirety. (Story: here.) The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law distributed a press release against the decision, and in support of the lopsided public campaign funding law.… Read more ...

CT Public Funding Law Held Unconstitutional

from Ballot Access News
Connecticut Public Funding Law Held Unconstitutional Because it Discriminates Severely Against Minor Parties & Independent Candidates
/ August 27th, 2009

On August 27, U.S. District Court Judge Stefan Underhill, a Clinton appointee, held that Connecticut’s public funding law for candidates is so discriminatory in favor of the two major parties, and against all other parties and candidates, that it is unconstitutional in its entirety.

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