Hawaii judge upholds Legislature’s ‘gut and replace’ tactics

  • This Jan. 16, 2019 file photo shows Hawaii Senate President Ron Kouchi speaking on the opening day of the state Legislature in Honolulu. A Hawaii judge has rejected a lawsuit challenging the state Legislature’s “gut and replace” tactic of passing bills that have been stripped of their original content and replaced with entirely different details. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)

HONOLULU — A Hawaii judge on Thursday rejected a lawsuit challenging the state Legislature’s “gut and replace” tactic of passing bills that have been stripped of their original content and replaced with entirely different details.

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