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TheThreeJudges seemed skeptical of Coleman’s arguments

TheThreeJudges did a lot more talking today than usual, in the form of questions to Franken and Coleman lawyers about their arguments for and against counting possibly-wrongly-rejected absentee ballots. It’s […]

TheThreeJudges did a lot more talking today than usual, in the form of questions to Franken and Coleman lawyers about their arguments for and against counting possibly-wrongly-rejected absentee ballots.

It’s dangerous to try to project how the judges might rule based on questions they ask. But they expressed a lot more skepticism about the Coleman arguments (for a liberal interpetation of how important it is for a absentee voter to follow all the rules) than the Franken arguments (for a stricter insistence on the rules). The most aggressive and skeptical questioning came from Hennepin County Judge Denise Reilly (who, it might be noted without making too much of it, is the one among TheThree appointed by a Republican governor, Arne Carlson).