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Posted inPublic Service Commission

Federal judges skeptical of ‘wait until 2023’ argument in PSC redistricting case

A panel of federal judges assembled to hear a lawsuit challenging the districts used to elect Montana’s Public Service Commission indicated in a ruling Thursday that they’re hesitant to wait until 2023 to give the Montana Legislature a chance to update the districts for population change at its next regular session. Instead, the judges extended an earlier ruling preventing the Montana secretary of state from certifying candidates for the two districts up for election this fall while the lawsuit proceeds.