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Senate recount trial appeal: Norm says, ‘Not so fast’

Not so fast, Norm Coleman’s lawyers said today.

Tuesday, Al Franken’s lawyers asked for a speeded-up process on the appeals path at the Minnesota Supreme Court. May 4 was the end target date for the Franken side.

Today, Coleman’s lawyers said, sure, let’s speed things up from the normal Supreme Court … but not that fast.

Coleman wants until May 15 to ultimately reply to Franken’s response.

Here’s the full document. (PDF)

The court, of course, will set the schedule.

Comments (6)

  1. Submitted by evelyn blum on 04/22/2009 - 11:59 am.

    This the longest Filibuster in the senates history. That is all it is at this point. Why would Norm need any more time than he has to get ready? Its not like its a new fight! Unless his lawyers are that inexperienced and incabable, and if thats the case, no extra time at all will help him.

    Its time for Pawlenty to sign the certificate. If he doesn’t, he will also get pulled down into all of this ugly mess. I feel a reason for class action suits from the people against the state, if he doesn’t. For its now time for me to get representation for my taxation. I have not since Nov, the courts and people have spoken. Its over. If they keep it going any longer, I think half of all that is spent on the senators from tax money should be given back to the public!

  2. Submitted by Greg Kapphahn on 04/22/2009 - 03:14 pm.

    I’ll give you one better… a class action law suit on the part of the voters of the state of Minnesota against Norm Coleman, his lawyers, and the National Republican party for tying up this process in what is clearly a bad-faith effort designed to do nothing more than keep us from being represented by a second US Senator.

  3. Submitted by KAREN LEE on 04/22/2009 - 04:49 pm.

    SUPREMES: do your jobs! THROW THE BUMB(s) out & MAKE EM PAY every cent they COST THIS STATE!

    Why is this integrity-challenged knee jerk GOP jerk still drawing Minnesota air?

    My Good heavens (LAND SAKES! as my dear departed mother used to say)…

    WHY DOESN’T OUR revered State Supreme’s DEMAND that COLEMAN & HIS GOP CABAL pay in ADVANCE before his case is EVER HEARD for everything he’s cost us taxpayers with all his shenanigans ? AND FOR

    KEEPING our God=fearing duly elected SENATOR from being seated AND REPRESENTING We the People who every elected servant is SUPPOSED TO BE serving)?”

    THE SHAM that Coleman cares about all 4000 votes that were rejected FOR improper procedures … DIED A SLOW death long ago. START SANCTIONING THIS self-AND GOP-serving FLUNKY == CONFIRM our duly elected SENATOR — and LET’S BE DONE with this.

    Coleman could care LESS about this State –he’s the GOP lap dog –

    LET’S SEND them a message that PEOPLE OF MINNESOTA aren’t cow-towing
    OR STUPID hicks …
    ….WE CAN INSURE we never vote REPUBLICAN again. (THAT they will take seriously)

  4. Submitted by Mike Haubrich on 04/23/2009 - 12:27 am.

    Karen, your caps lock key is busted.

  5. Submitted by Clare LaFond on 04/23/2009 - 01:46 am.

    The same greed and self-interest that has infected the financial industry has also infected our politicians — as evidenced by Norm Coleman and the RNC’s deliberate delays in letting Minnesotans be dually represented in the Senate. How do we turn the political industry around to do their jobs for us?

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