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Sun Dec 25, 2016, 07:56 AM

Judge blocks voter-approved ethics law

A Hughes County judge on Wednesday said unconstitutional pieces of an extensive law aimed at overhauling the state's ethics policies are too intertwined to keep parts of the law in place while blocking others.

Circuit Court Judge Mark Barnett in an order said the law should be delayed from implementation until higher authorities could consider the voter-approved measure.

Opponents of the sweeping law celebrated the decision Wednesday and indicated that they would call for its gutting in the Legislature, while supporters expressed disappointment and hope that the debate would continue in the South Dakota Supreme Court.

Senate Majority Leader Blake Curd, R-Sioux Falls, was one of the legislators who brought the lawsuit against the state over the measure. He said Barnett's decision to enjoin the entire law provided an opportunity for lawmakers to repeal and replace it.

Read more: http://www.argusleader.com/story/news/politics/2016/12/21/judge-blocks-voter-approved-ethics-law/95722342/

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Sun Dec 25, 2016, 08:14 AM

1. Another slam against voters and "repeal and replace' sham.

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Sun Dec 25, 2016, 08:21 AM

2. The only thing republican legislators hate worse than ethics laws

that try to curb corruption are any laws meant for helping those less fortunate than themselves. I honestly do not know how these people live with themselves unless it is a complete lack of any moral fiber.

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