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Top court dismisses GOP senators' shutdown lawsuit


ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's highest court has dismissed a petition from four Republican state senators seeking to prevent the judicial branch from authorizing state spending in a government shutdown.

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the matter properly belongs before a lower court.

Ramsey County Chief Judge Kathleen Gearin is scheduled to hold the first hearing Thursday in a shutdown case brought by Attorney General Lori Swanson.

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