Skip to comments.Senate recount: Order expected today on trial date (MN Franken/Coleman)
Posted on 01/16/2009 11:30:29 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo
A special judges panel held its first meeting with campaign lawyers today, a day after DFLer Al Franken and Republican Norm Coleman dueled over how broad Coleman's legal challenge to the U.S. Senate recount should be and how long it should take.
After the closed-door meeting in St. Paul, attorneys for both campaigns said the three-judge panel is likely to issue an order later today saying when the trial will begin and what the schedule will be.
They also said a hearing will be held Wednesday at which the panel will consider Franken's motion to dismiss Coleman's lawsuit.
One of those at this morning's meeting was Joe Friedberg, a prominent local attorney, who will join Tony Trimble and Fritz Knaak in leading the Coleman legal team.
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Friedberg is good...
Coleman and the Republican party need to fight all the way ;this business of dignified Republican gentlemen making concession speeches before the counting is even finished is one reason why there are fewer dignified Republican gentlemen seated in the political offices.
Now confirmed...the trial date has been set for 1/26/09.
All they have to do is apply the rules in place LONG before this election ever came to pass. If they do, Coleman wins by about 800.
Since this election was close, Mark Ritchie took advantage of it to make Minnesota into Cook County North by tossing out the rules for a close election.
It's sad to be defending Norm Coleman who is a soulless bucket of scum and would sell his grandmother into octogenarian prostitution for one additional vote. Still, there we are.
In a just world, as long as rules no longer apply, this case would languish in the courts for up to six years, and we can hold another election for this seat.
I've been an election judge for four major elections. This election taught me that all election judges, unless they are unemployed, are chumps. If we are to toss the law for close elections, we don't need election judges. I won't waste another such day. So, I guess something good did come ofthe last election.
I think you’re being a little hard on Norm Coleman, don’t you?
He’d have to stick a finger in the wind (or check with his pollsters) first before deciding whether to sell his mother into prostitution.
In 2007 Coleman voted to stop the amnesty, a bill that would have ended the US as we know it. That's better than a bunch of other so-called GOP members did. He's a also a vote that the party needs to caucus with to stop democrat idiocy. At this point he needs all the support he can get since he's obviously being sandbagged, which even you acknowledge.
Indeed, he did, just about two days after he voted to favor the amnesty. If you recall, there were two votes that week. Like all great politicians, Coleman likes to be sure he is firmly entrenched on both sides of most issues.
It may be that Coleman is as good as it gets in a liberal state like Minnesota. I simply think Coleman has a great deal in common with bill clinton. He won't tie his shoes without poll numbers supporting the endeavor.
Yes the majority did vote to at least continue the debate the first time but the final vote was the one that counted.
Just saying that I know Coleman isn't the perfect conservative by a long shot but he beats Franken hands down.