Senator Pischke again told Legislature has autonomy to discipline its own
For second time in a week, Frye-Mueller ally has complaint rejected
PIERRE — The South Dakota Attorney General is in agreement with a Hughes County prosecutor that the state Legislature has full ability to discipline its members as it sees fit.
Attorney General Marty Jackley in a letter Thursday informed Sen. Tom Pischke that his office will not proceed with his request that it determine whether the Senate violated Sen. Julie Frye-Mueller’s rights when it stripped her of her committee assignments and suspended her from office for a week.
“It is the position of the Attorney General’s Office that neither the state’s Executive Branch nor Judicial Branch have any role in the internal workings of the Legislative Branch,” Jackley wrote, echoing a response Pischke also got after making the same request to Hughes County Jessica LaMie last week.
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