• Norm Coleman and Al Franken Might Take Their Freak Show to the Supreme Court

    You know, I just can't get over how that weird jerky guy from SNL has somehow managed to inject himself into real-deal U.S. political history.

    It's already unseemly enough that we might have to start saying things like "Senator Franken," but now it's looking like we might even have to use his name when discussing Supreme Court history

    Top Republicans are encouraging Coleman to be as litigious as possible and take his fight all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court if he loses this round, believing that an elongated court fight is worth it if they can continue to deny Democrats the 59th Senate seat that Franken would represent…

    Coleman’s team says the different methods Minnesota counties use for counting absentee ballots violated the Constitution’s equal protection clause — echoing the same 2000 Florida recount case that effectively handed the presidency to George W. Bush. By making a constitutional case, Republicans are already looking ahead to federal court.

    Coleman v. Franken? Does this really have to happen?

    Tags: Al Franken, Minnesota, Norm Coleman, Senate, Supreme Court


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