Whether Rhode Island’s landmark pension law passes a court challenge is still up in the air, but one thing’s certain: Judge Sarah Taft-Carter intends to hear the case.

Taft-Carter on Friday, in Rhode Island Superior Court in Providence, dismissed a motion by the state -- which noted New York litigator David Boies is representing --  to recuse herself, saying that being in the pension system and having relatives who are likewise does not compromise her neutrality.

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