Posted: March 6, 2009
Minnesota Senate contest - Two Minn. Sup. Ct. decisions, Coleman's response to motion to dismiss, contest court motions hearing
A lot is happening today in the ongoing lawsuits over Minnesota's U.S. Senate race. Coleman responded to Franken's motion to dismiss. The Minnesota Supreme Court denied Franken's request that it order an election certificate be issued to him. The court also issued an opinion supporting its decision back in December which required election officials and the campaigns to agree on which rejected absentee ballots should be included in the state canvass. The court is now hearing arguments over Coleman's motion to invalidate Rule 9 from the recount and Franken's motion to dismiss. More information will be posted in this space this afternoon.