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Supreme Court rejects assignment of senators


Tester, the Senate minority leader, said the Supreme Court's decision reinforces Democrats' repeated warnings during the Legislature that the Republican attack on the commission's work was treading on unconstitutional ground.

''From the get-go, we said the laws that they had passed and the fight over assignment of senators was a constitutional issue, and I'm very happy the Supreme Court upheld our state constitution,'' he said Tuesday.

''We wasted all this time last session passing these unconstitutional bills,'' Tester added. ''Their leadership lead the Republicans down the wrong path on t...

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