Posted: April 14, 2009
Minnesota contest - possible next steps
Eric Black of MinnPost.com has a nice summary and analysis of what may happen with respect to issuance of a certificate of election in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race. Until recently, Governor Tim Pawlenty has been saying that, after the Minnesota Supreme Court hears and decides an appeal, a federal court might stay issuance of a certificate if possible federal appeals are pending. Yesterday, however, the governor implied that he himself might have some discretion in withholding the certificate if he thinks there are issues outstanding that would make a delay prudent. Attorney Ben Ginsburg said today that Coleman's appeal of the contest court's decision will likely be filed next week. See Jay Weiner's MinnPost.com piece here.