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A federal judge has ordered South Dakota House Speaker Steven Haugaard to allow a lobbyist on the House floor when it is open to the public, finding his decision to ban her after she criticized him in an article was unfair and outside his legislative authority.

PIERRE, S.D. – A federal judge has ordered South Dakota House Speaker Steven Haugaard to allow a lobbyist on the House floor when it is open to the public, finding his decision to ban her after she criticized him in an article was unfair and outside his legislative authority.

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