Posted: January 21, 2009
Hearing on motion to dismiss today at 2:30 CT
Today’s hearing in the Coleman/Franken election contest will be filmed by media outlets says the 3-judge panel hearing the case. See the Star Tribune story here. Today, the panel will hear arguments over Franken’s motion to dismiss the suit. If the suit is not dismissed, the trial will begin Monday, Jan. 26. Franken argues in his motion 1) that Coleman has failed to comply with Minn. Stat. 209.12 and the court consequently lacks jurisdiction over the suit and 2) that, even if the court has jurisdiction over the case, Coleman has failed to state claims for which relief can be granted.