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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:20 AM
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jsonline: How the state Supreme Court race could end up in court
With the very real possibility of a recount in the ultra-close state Supreme Court race, the election involving the states highest court could itself eventually be decided in court.

In one twist, state law calls for Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson to appoint the state judge who would hear the case if the loser of a recount in a statewide election goes to court over the outcome. Abrahamson and David Prosser, the incumbent in the Supreme Court contest, have clashed on the court. Prossers private remark calling Abahamson a total bitch was the subject of a recent political ad attacking Prosser.

State law says the trial judge in the case should be a reserve judge if one is available.

Once there is a ruling, it may be appealed to the District IV Court of Appeals based in Madison, a court made up of five members: Margaret Vergeront, Brian Blanchard, Gary Sherman, Paul Higginbotham and Paul Lundsten. The statute does not spell out whether the finding of the Court of Appeals could then be appealed to the state Supreme Court, on which Prosser sits. But it does says the appeals process outlined above is the exclusive judicial remedy in the case of a recount dispute.

http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/119328759.html
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:32 AM
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1. OH!
:popcorn: This should be interesting! The "Total Bitch" gets to appoint the state judge? :rofl:

KARMA, BABY! It'll come back and bite you in the ass every time. :D
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:16 PM
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2. But if an appeal goes to the state supreme court, Prosser would have to recuse himself, right?
Like Clarence Thomas has on the SCOTUS. ;-)
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pansypoo53219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:33 PM
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3. what happened to counting
votes? goddamn lawyers.
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LiberalAndProud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:38 PM
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4. Judges decide which votes are counted.
See Coleman, MN and Miller, AK.
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