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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 06:14 PM
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18. No problem for Norm
His last position was that the ballots didn't exist, now he admits they did exist. So now he can file a motion based on the existence of those ballots entirely at odds with everything he's ever said in the case up to this point, and the court will have to rule on that motion as well. When they slap him down, Norm will file a request for reconsideration, and the court will rule on that. Then, when the matter is good and settled . . . Norm will file a motion restating his original position.

The court appears to have lost control of the process, and is letting the Coleman team simply run with whatever occurs to them at the moment. The court dutifully rules on whatever crap Coleman is flinging, and when the ruling is finalized, Coleman files a motion directly opposite the position he just took. and we start all over again. There doesn't appear to be any "law of the case," or a final decision reached on anything. Senate Democrats can state that this circus will leave town come April, but they don't say April of what year.

Minnesota needs to pass a Coleman Amendment to their state election law allowing for the provisional seating of a candidate once the State Canvassing Board certifies the candidate as a winner. As it is, as long as Coleman can keep any semblance of a legal challenge alive, Minnesota state law doesn't recognize a winner of an election. So, for a conscienceless loser, there's no downside to keeping a legal challenge going. A sore loser like Coleman doesn't get penalized, and there's no sanction that can be imposed.
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  -Senate Democrats Say End Is Near for Coleman kpete  Feb-26-09 02:23 PM   #0 
  - At this rate, Franken will have to start his re-election campaign before he is  tekisui   Feb-26-09 02:25 PM   #1 
  - coleman get out of way for Senator Franken.  bdamomma   Feb-26-09 02:26 PM   #2 
  - So in the USA, the winner of an election can be known in only 4-5 MONTHS?  jtrockville   Feb-26-09 02:27 PM   #3 
  - well, the supremos stop recounts abrubtly when republicans are winning.  unblock   Feb-26-09 02:47 PM   #9 
  - Wasting taxpayer money on ill-begotten fiascos & trying to manipulate elections  pacalo   Feb-26-09 02:32 PM   #4 
  - I don't ever want to hear a conservative bitch about Al Gore in 2000 again  bluestateguy   Feb-26-09 02:35 PM   #5 
  - Coleman should be sued by Franken for lost wages.  shraby   Feb-26-09 02:37 PM   #6 
  - Correct me if I'm mistaken, but I think the US Senate  byeya   Feb-26-09 02:39 PM   #7 
  - Didn't the Repugs say they'd filibuster  lark   Feb-26-09 03:14 PM   #11 
  - Art I Sec 5: "Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections ... of its own Members"  struggle4progress   Feb-26-09 03:29 PM   #13 
     - A great point. I'm surprised it hasn't been brought up many times already.  Stevepol   Feb-26-09 04:19 PM   #14 
  - I hope that light is a freight train on Colman's crooked track bearing down at full speed...nt  ooglymoogly   Feb-26-09 02:42 PM   #8 
  - Coleman's about to be Left Behind?  tanyev   Feb-26-09 03:00 PM   #10 
  - This optimism is encouraging.  Sinistrous   Feb-26-09 03:19 PM   #12 
  - JUST SEAT HIM.  blueclown   Feb-26-09 04:22 PM   #15 
  - Coleman Camp Finally Admits It: The Missing Ballots Existed (TPM)  struggle4progress   Feb-26-09 06:01 PM   #16 
  - No problem for Norm  gratuitous   Feb-26-09 06:14 PM   #18 
  - Suspect Senate ballots may have innocent explanation  struggle4progress   Feb-26-09 06:05 PM   #17 

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