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A judge has combined two suits which question the Alaska State legislature’s“Troopergate” investigation. The new suit compiles that of five Republican lawmakers, who claim the independent investigation oversteps the Legislature’s jurisdiction with a similar filing by the Attorney General. Vice presidential candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is charged with abuse of powers in her firing of Walt Monegan, a former public safety commissioner who is said to have resisted pressure to lay off a state trooper, formerly married to Palin’s sister. The first hearing is scheduled for Thursday. (Anchorage Daily News)

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