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Judge's no-talk order in boat crash case raises questions


September 16, 2009

MATT GOURAS Associated Press Writer HELENA

A judge's order prosecutors and police say prevents them from talking about the investigation into state Sen. Greg Barkus' boat crash may be based on rules that a prominent lawyer in public records cases argues are unconstitutional. County Attorney Ed Corrigan previously said investigators were looking into possible drinking by Barkus that night. But that was before Judge Katherine Curtis ordered a seal on at least some records until a decision is made on whether charges will be filed in the crash that injured five people, including a congressman....

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