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Judge to Bundgaard: Court can’t intervene; ethics trial will move forward (access required)

Sen. Scott Bundgaard’s final effort to halt the investigation into whether he breached ethical rules has failed.

A judge today ruled the issue is a political question that the court doesn’t have the authority to wade into, denying Bundgaard’s plea to stop the Senate Ethics Committee from holding a full-blown investigation scheduled for Thursday.

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