Skip to comments.Ruling on Joe Miller's election lawsuit should be coming this afternoon
Posted on 12/10/2010 3:38:27 PM PST by speciallybland
State Superior Court Judge William Carey is expected to rule this afternoon on Joe Millers challenge of the Senate election. The ruling is sure to be appealed to the Alaska Supreme Court.
The timing is key. Federal Judge Ralph Beistline has blocked certification of Lisa Murkowski as the winner in the Senate race until the state courts decide on Millers lawsuit. The new U.S. Senate is to be sworn in Jan.5 and the state says Alaska will be left with just one senator, Mark Begich, if the election isnt certified by then.
The state filed a flurry of motions in Beistlines federal court arguing that Miller is trying to slow down the process and urging Beistline to speed it up.
If certification is enjoined beyond the convening of the new Congress in January, the state will suffer significant and immeasurable harm through the loss of full representation in the Senate, said a motion filed by acting Alaska Attorney General Richard Svobodny.
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“If certification is enjoined beyond the convening of the new Congress in January, the state will suffer significant and immeasurable harm through the loss of full representation in the Senate,
Keeping Lisa out would be the opposite of harm.
Let her lose her seniority.
>>>Let her lose her seniority.
If the Republicans in Leadership in the Senate had any testicular fortitude whatsoever, she would have no seniority any more - she gave up any rights to seniority when she went write-in. But I’m afraid the Mur-kow has more of that kind of fortitude than the Republican leadership.
Okay. it’s 5:45 pm here in Texas. Any news yet?
"..The Murkowski campaign's attorneys said she risks losing her years of seniority if the election results are not certified by the time the Senate convenes in January..."
It’s 2:54 in Alaska.
Lighting a candle for Joe..........
Oops! Thanks for not calling me stupid. :-)