UPDATED: House speaker: Avoid conversations with judiciary

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(Updated to include reaction from Democrats)

House Speaker Ron Ryckman Jr. on Tuesday urged lawmakers against having any discussions with the judicial branch while there is an ongoing lawsuit over judicial pay.

The Sunflower State Journal obtained an email sent to all members of the House, explaining the possible outcomes of a lawsuit brought by six trial judges on Dec. 20.

In the email, the speaker said legislators should follow the lead of new Supreme Court Chief Justice Marla Luckert, who SSJ

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