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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 01:03 PM
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It's June 8th, is Franken seated yet?!?
Last time I read like 3 months ago the Minnesota SC would hear oral arguments June 2nd or something like that. I haven't heard anything, it's a forgotten news item and I watch the news everyday except for the weekends. What is going on? What is the next step? Is Franken already seated and I just missed it?
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WorseBeforeBetter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 01:06 PM
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1. I thought it was June 12...
and if I weren't feeling so lazy today, I'd look it up.
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 01:08 PM
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2. Me too
I think you're right. If I wasn't so lazy I would've been able to answer my own question but overall I'm venting about the delay.
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 01:10 PM
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3. Just waiting on an opinion from teh MNSC
BAsed upon how the arguments went, all experts are saying Franken will win.

Coleman is signlaing he won't take it further because Pawlenty is expected to go along with the MNSC.
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a kennedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 01:22 PM
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4. Is this true???
Coleman is signaling he won't take it further because Pawlenty is expected to go along with the MNSC. Well there ya go.....Senator Franken is in!!
:woohoo: :applause: :patriot:
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 01:39 PM
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5. Oral arguments were heard on the 1st of June.
The Supreme Court of Minnesota is now deliberating. This was all covered in great detail here on Jun 1st. A decision is forthcoming, on whatever schedule the court chooses.

Nothing to do but wait.
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 02:59 PM
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11. According to a former MN Supreme Court justice, the justices decided it that afternoon.
They just have to go through the process and write up their opinions.

Patience, it's almost over.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 03:39 PM
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15. Yeah...I figure they knew before the oral arguments
how they would rule. Preparing rulings and opinions takes time. History, and all that. Gotta do a nice job on them.

Franken's in like Flynn.
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 04:45 PM
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17. They heard the oral arguments and "then" they met to decide the case.
This was no different than any other case in that regard.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 06:42 PM
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19. They had the briefs before the oral arguments.
I imagine each of the justices had already formed a strong opinion. The oral arguments in Supreme Court cases are really just pro forma. I doubt they affect opinions much in the vast majority of cases before Supreme Courts.

Did they discuss it in advance. Probably not, but they knew, individually how they would rule.

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LuckyLib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 01:46 PM
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6. Those scumbag Repugs have dragged this out about as long as they can.
Coleman's career is toast (but he will make a great lobbyist for BigPharma, Oil, or whatever) and our golden boy Repug governor has refused to compromise on a budget, is line-iteming the process himself, and is right in line to be canonized by the GOP in the next national election cycle. "Pawlenty never raised taxes in his own state!" No, he didn't. But every other fee from license tabs to fishing licenses to costs for putting your kid in school sports went UP, UP and UP.
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 01:52 PM
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7. Minnesotans should stop paying all taxes until Franken is seated.



"No taxation without representation"

They keep paying their taxes but they have nothing to show for it.


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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 01:54 PM
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9. The IRS does not take kindly to nonpayment of taxes for political reasons. nt
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 03:32 PM
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13. Hey, each and every Minnesotan has 2/3 representation.
So they should only refuse to pay 1/3 of their taxes.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 03:41 PM
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16. Nice to hear advice about what Minnesotans should do
from Florida. Seems to me you lot have your own crap to deal with. We Minnesotans will deal with ours, thanks.
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 01:54 PM
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8. They already heard oral arguments, on the 1st.
All that's left is to wait for them to issue a decision. Good decisions take time to write.
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 01:55 PM
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10. Nope.
As long as Crybaby Norm can drag it through the courts, he'll never be seated.
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 03:30 PM
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12. Hey, it's only been 7 months since the election. What's your hurry?
Why, that's less than 10% of a senate term. Well, not much less, but still less than 10%.

And really, it's only about 5 months since other senators were seated, so only about 7% of a term.

;-)
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 03:35 PM
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14. I mean in terms of declaring a winner it's been a very long time
It could be longer before he is seated but based on other posts it seems it will happen shortly. I just wish they took this long in determining a winner in the 2000 POTUS election or even the 2004 election, they should've looked twice at the Ohio issue.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 05:05 PM
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18. the supreme court listened and has not ruled yet
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