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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 07:14 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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