AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s highest court is responding to the Legislature, which posed a question about state Treasurer Bruce Poliquin’s personal finances.

The Supreme Judicial Court submitted a formal letter to the Maine House on Wednesday. The letter asked interested parties to file briefs to the court in the next two weeks.

A week ago, the House formally requested advice about whether the Republican state treasurer is involved in illegal private business dealings.

The justices asked the House of Representatives to submit briefs addressing the questions they raised about Poliquin.

The House asked whether the treasurer would be in violation of the constitution if he did not manage or involve himself in the day- to- day activities of his business interests.

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