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HARTFORD, CT — Tossing claims from a Connecticut lawmaker, a judge said he lacked jurisdiction to decide whether Governor Dannel P. Malloy usurped legislative authority by deciding unilaterally to fund a toll study.

“You can’t sue someone who hasn’t harmed you,” the 5-page decision from Judge Thomas J. Moukawsher states.

During oral arguments earlier this week, Moukawsher wondered if the court could consider a claim that a governor nullified a senator’s vote by refusing to carry out a law passed with his support. The Supreme Court hasn’t considered the issue yet.

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