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Judge McMahon Blocks Subpoena For Court Investigation

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District Court Judge Mike McMahon has temporarily blocked a legislative subpoena for Supreme Court Justice Jim Rice’s communications writing in an order the Legislature appears to have exceeded its investigative authority. In recent months, legislative Republicans have opened an investigation into the judicial branch claiming misuse of state resources and failure to retain records as set out in state policy.

Constitutional scholar and former University of Montana law professor Rob Natelson was on Voices of Montana Tuesday. He was asked about this spat between the legislature and the Supreme Court and gave his opinion.

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