UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF CONNECTICUT
SECURITIES INDUSTRY and FINANCIAL
JEFFREY B. GARFIELD, in his official
capacity as Executive Director and General
Counsel of the State Elections Enforcement
Commission, and RICHARD
BLUMENTHAL, in his official capacity as
Attorney General of the State of Connecticut,
CIVIL ACTION NO.
PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION ORDER
Plaintiff Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (“SIFMA”) has moved for
a preliminary injunction to restrain enforcement of certain Connecticut statutes, which were
enacted in December 2005 as part of An Act Concerning Comprehensive Campaign Finance
Reform for State-Wide Constitutional and General Assembly Offices, Pub. Act No. 05-5 (Dec. 7,
2005), and amended by An Act Concerning the Campaign Finance Reform Legislation and
Certain Election Law and Ethics Provisions, Pub. Act No. 06-137 (June 6, 2006) (the “Act”).
See Conn. Gen. Stat. §§ 9-333a, et seq. Specifically, Plaintiff requests that the Court
preliminarily enjoin enforcement of the provision of the Act that requires the collection,
disclosure and publication on the Internet of the identities of spouses and dependent children of
certain directors, officers and employees of state contractors and prospective state contractors.
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 9-333n(h)(2).
On January 2, 2007, I conducted a hearing on that motion. At that hearing, Plaintiff
established that: (1) in the absence of an injunction, its member firms will suffer irreparable
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harm; (2) there is a likelihood of success on the merits of one of its constitutional claims; and (3)
the balance of hardships decidedly tips in Plaintiff’s favor with respect to that claim, but not with
respect to its other claims.
Accordingly, pursuant to Rule 65 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, it is hereby