Posted: February 10, 2009
Coleman and Franken disagree about admissibility of testimony
Franken has filed a motion to exclude testimony of one of Coleman’s proposed experts. Coleman wants the witness to testify about statistical analyses of the variation among counties in absentee ballot rejection rates. He says that the testimony will show that the variation in rejection rates is not the result of pure chance and will be important to the equal protection issues in the case. The court may or may not have disposed of the Bush v. Gore style equal protection issue in an order last week, so it remains to be seen whether they will admit evidence on this issue. Franken’s motion in limine to exclude the testimony is here. Coleman’s memo in opposition is here.