The Hartford Guardian: CT Ends Contribution Cap After Court Decision (In the News)

From the Hartford Guardian:

The Center for Competitive Politics has urged Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to respond quickly to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in McCutcheon v. FEC, a ruling that ensures that Connecticut does not continue to violate its citizens’ First Amendment rights.

In McCutcheon, the Court ruled that citizens could not be limited in how much they spend overall on contributions to political candidates, parties and PACs in each election cycle. To ensure compliance with the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, the Supreme Court ruling states that the state should repeal Conn. Gen. Stat. § 9-611(c) as soon as possible.

In response, Connecticut’s Elections Enforcement Commission released an advisory opinion on Thursday, saying that it “will not enforce the aggregate contribution limits from individuals to various committees” in the state law because the law is unconstitutional under a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. 

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The Center for Competitive Politics is now the Institute for Free Speech.