As judges named, Minn. Senate legal fight grows

  • Article by: BRIAN BAKST , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 12, 2009 - 8:16 PM

The three-judge panel that will hear a lawsuit over Minnesota's contested Senate election includes one Republican appointee, one Democratic appointee and one named by an independent governor.

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DillioJan. 12, 0911:32 AM

"Coleman is suing over the result. State law appears to prevent the issuance of a certificate until that case is resolved."

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nickyb2Jan. 12, 0911:39 AM

If Burris can do, why not you!

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BigEddieJan. 12, 0911:41 AM

Franken's not breaking the law by asking for the certificate.

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swmnguyJan. 12, 0911:41 AM

There's nothing unlawful about Franken asking for this. It might be unlawful for the MN officials to issue such a certificate; seems to me it would be. This is just positioning in advance of the legal process. I'm sort of surprised Fritz Knaack hasn't done something similar.

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warroad7Jan. 12, 0911:42 AM

...he wants his lawyer and Ritchie to find ways to circumvent it, as he's done with many of the actions his campaign has taken in the recount.

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mtkamacJan. 12, 0911:43 AM

Federal law will always trump state law - does this mean we'll be seeing a federal law suit to force the issuance of a 'certificate'?

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yeahrightJan. 12, 0911:43 AM

but when has the LAW stopped a democrat?

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eunomianJan. 12, 0911:43 AM

Senator-Elect Franken has not assumed the seat--that would be a violation of Minnesota election law. Instead, a letter has been filed with concerned parties requesting consideration of a certificate of election--clearly not a violation of law.

Regardless of one's political preference, a little perspective would be appreciated.

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nononomccainJan. 12, 0911:44 AM

Unlike Norm Coleman, who seems to want nothing more than to drag this out for months and months, denying Minnesota of a seated Senator. Did Norm ever have the interests of Minnesotans in mind?

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swschradJan. 12, 0911:44 AM

although I'm for Al My Pal in this fight, it's jumping the gun. if King Normie wants to sue, it's his right. if the economy tanks for lack of one vote in the Senate, add that to King Normie's legacy in the history books.

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