Masterson moves to force Senate to consider judicial confirmation at sine die

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Just before the Senate adjourned early Sunday morning, Republican state Sen. Ty Masterson moved to force the chamber to consider judicial confirmation at sine die.

Shortly before 3 a.m., Masterson motioned for the Senate to pull a proposed constitutional amendment out of committee that would give the governor the ability to appoint judges to the Supreme Court with Senate confirmation.

Masterson's motion came a week after the state Supreme Court found that the state Constitution protected a woman's right to an abortion.

The motion will be considered at sine die on May 29. It will take 24 . . .

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