Strange bedfellows

In an unusual First Amendment alliance, the American Civil Liberties Union sided with the Diocese of Bridgeport Thursday and slammed the state Office of Ethics for investigating whether the church, in organizing a rally at the Capitol, violated state lobbying laws.

The ACLU filed a friend of the court brief supporting the diocese's request for a preliminary injunction to block the state Office of Ethics from requiring it to register as a lobbyist.

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