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The South Dakota Municipal League claims in court that Republican Speaker of the House Steven Haugaard banned its executive director, Yvonne Taylor, from the House floor after saying she made the Legislature look like "a bunch of buffoons" by writing in the league’s monthly magazine that members should vote for “legislators willing to study the issues and not those who prejudge issues through a narrow predetermined standard.”

PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Municipal League claims in court that Republican Speaker of the House Steven Haugaard banned its executive director, Yvonne Taylor, from the House floor after saying she made the Legislature look like "a bunch of buffoons" by writing in the league’s monthly magazine that members should vote for “legislators willing to study the issues and not those who prejudge issues through a narrow predetermined standard.”

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