High court rejects Conn. Green Party appeal

By the Associated Press | June 28, 2011 | 10:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from the Green Party of Connecticut challenging state requirements for third party candidates to qualify for public campaign funds.

The justices did not comment Tuesday in refusing to disturb a federal appeals court ruling in favor of the state.

On Monday, the court struck down an Arizona law providing matching public funds to candidates to offset heavy spending by privately funded rivals. An appeals court had earlier voided a similar provision in Connecticut, but upheld portions of the law dealing with third party candidates.