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First Amendment group criticizes ‘pay-to-play’ decision

Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) President Sean Parnell criticized the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut decision on a challenge to so-called "pay-to-play" legislation in Connecticut.

"The U.S. District Court today unfortunately found that some are, in fact, less equal than others when it comes to enjoying the full protections of the First Amendment," Parnell said. "In limiting the free speech rights of those who make a living representing the interests of the Nutmeg State’s citizens before their government as well as those who agree to provide services or goods to the government, the court has turned on its head the idea that every American citizen has equal rights under the law."

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