Lawyers: Al Franken will rest his case today

  • Article by: PAT DOYLE and K EVIN DUCHSCHERE , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: March 11, 2009 - 12:28 AM

DFLer's legal team says it is satisfied it has proved its case. Norm Coleman's attorneys see fodder for rebuttal. It won't be in the judges' hands until next week at the earliest.

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misternMar. 10, 09 1:53 PM

With hundreds and hundreds of absentee ballots being knocked out of Coleman's universe yesterday, the mood today in court was one of Coleman defeat. It manifested itself as the most petty Coleman bickering yet in this trial. You could smell the desperation in the court room. You can tell Coleman is just dreading tomorrow's release of their spreadsheet of the absentee ballots they consider still in play. Tomorrow we will see their spreadsheet showing they are completely out of hope.

zelduhMar. 10, 09 2:23 PM

I am sure that the GOP is financing this litigation for Coleman, who is sitting in the courtroom like a patsy. The longer the GOP keeps another Democrat out of the Senate, the harder it will be for bills to get passed.

bubbarightMar. 10, 09 3:19 PM

Idiot to Senator. I guess that is not such a large leap after all. Only in America.

memorylaneMar. 10, 09 3:52 PM

He only thinks of himself. He has already served 6 years. But, truly, he would like a "lifetime" in the Senate. Coleman does not think of the citizens of Minnesota. He only thinks of himself.

rawkibbyMar. 10, 09 3:58 PM

e. coleman is a pernicious infection resisting all forms of treatment to date. While the infection is raging, MN is disenfranchised and bogged down. Memorylane is showing the classic signs of fitful attempts at elimination. Call your former senator and beg for relief.

jcall1220Mar. 10, 09 4:16 PM

for Nermal. He has spent the last 6 years brown nosing bush, Rove, and the snarling Oil Guy, now, after all that shameless groveling, he has surrounded himself with the law firm of Dewey, Cheatum, and Howe. Ben Ginsberg is the typical Republican Liar, oops, I mean Lawyer

unionlableMar. 10, 09 4:18 PM

The Employee Free Choice Act was introduced in the US House and Senate today. The working men and women of America need Senator Franken's vote. God's Speed!

curly4Mar. 10, 09 4:27 PM

Al Franken is a comedian and the problem is if he get into congress when he jokes it will become law! I guess that what happens now anyway.

sfccarrierMar. 10, 09 4:32 PM

That is exactly what Franke and his attorneys gave Coleman and his attorneys in this "contest". Franken has increased his lead by over 100 votes to Coleman's 9. What this proves is that the thousands of citizens who did the recount did better than the electronic voting machines and they did it with both campaigns approving of the decisions they made. Minnesota kicked butt also and gave the nation the standard for a recounted election to follow. When you count 3 million votes by hand, anybody can nitpick how one county might have done something a little different but that is the case in any election ever held. What counts is the vote totals and Coleman lost! Now let's get that second senator in Washington to help the state.

swschradMar. 10, 09 4:38 PM

Normie has a lot of self-absorbtion and entitlement issues to work out. he will very soon get a lifetime to reflect on that, courtesy of the state court system. alas, he won't be serving time. but I'd be happy if he has to pay both his court fees.. and Franken's.


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