Saturday, March 22, 2008

Procedural Victory in Connecticut Green Party Case Against Discriminatory Public Funding

On March 20, a U.S. District Court in Connecticut said that the lawsuit Green Party of Connecticut v Garfield should proceed to a trial. The case challenges a law passed in 2005 that sets up discriminatory public funding for candidates for Connecticut state office. The state and its ally, the Brennan Center, had tried to get the case dismissed summarily.