No campaign finance fix in Conn. special session

Richard Winger at Ballot Access News reports that Connecticut’s special session gaveled to a close without any action on the state’s unconstitutional system of taxpayer financed campaigns:

The Connecticut legislature had a brief special session this week, but again it took no action to amend the law on public funding for candidates for state office. So, the original law will be the subject of the upcoming 2nd circuit oral argument on January 13, 2010. The U.S. District Court had invalidated the law on August 27, 2009, and the 2nd circuit is expediting the state’s appeal of that decision. But if the legislature had acted during December, 2009, that could have mooted the case, or at least mooted parts of it. The lawsuit is Green Party of Connecticut v Garfield.

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