2 We reverse the judgment of the District Court insofar as it upheld certain provisions(a) banning lobbyists from making campaign contributions and (b) banning contractors andlobbyists from soliciting contributions on behalf of candidates for state office. We hold that thoseprovisions violate the First Amendment.In a judgment entered September 2, 2009, the District Court disposed of additional claimschallenging Connecticut’s Citizen Election Program, a part of the CFRA that provides public fundsto candidates running for state office. We address an appeal of the September 2, 2009 judgment in aseparately filed opinion.R.
for plaintiffs-appellants Association of CT Lobbyists and Barry Williams
, Lewis, Clifton & Nikolaidis, P.C., New York, New York (Benjamin Sahl, American Civil LibertiesUnion Foundation, New York, New York and David J.McGuire, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation,Hartford, Connecticut,
on the brief
for the remaining plaintiffs- appellants
, Hogan & Hartson LLP, New York, New York (Richard Blumenthal, Attorney General, Perry ZinnRowthorn and Maura Murphy Osborne, Assistant AttorneysGeneral, Office of the Attorney General of the State of Connecticut, Hartford, Connecticut; Monica Y. Youn and Angela Migally, Brennan Center for Justice, NYU School of Law, New York, New York; and David Dunn, Hogan &Hartson LLP, New York, New York,
on the brief
for defendants- appellees and intervenor-defendants-appellees.
Justin R. Clark and Peter J. Martin, Pepe & Hazard LLP,Hartford, Connecticut,
for amicus curiae the Republican Party of Connecituct in support of plaintiffs-appellants
: This is the second of two opinions in which we consider a constitutional challenge to certainprovisions of Connecticut’s Campaign Finance Reform Act (CFRA).