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Posts tagged as “lawsuits”

First take

This isn't all, but it's a start. Idaho's top elected officials have approved spending $900,000 from the state's constitutional defense fund for legal costs, which is what it was set up to do. The money will go for losing a lawsuit in support of its ban on same-sex marriage, for losing an ant-abortion law and losing (at least in part) in a case to restrict protesting around the Statehouse. Presumably the fund, which now is mostly drawn down, will be called upon to pay for defense over the ag-gag law, which was recently ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge. For bunch of would-be constitutionalists, the Idaho Legislature doesn't have such a hot track record in court. Or at interpreting the constitution. - rs