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Minnesota Senate hopes to take Brodkorb case to federal court

The Minnesota Senate has filed papers to move the Michael Brodkorb wrongful termination case.

The Minnesota Senate has filed papers to move the Michael Brodkorb wrongful termination case to federal court.

Brodkorb, the former state Senate aide and GOP activist, had filed his suit in state courts, claiming that, because he’s a man, he was treated differently than female staffers who’d been having affairs with legislators. They weren’t fired, he says; but he was — after news broke of his affair with state Sen. Amy Koch, then the Senate majority leader.

The Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal first reported that attorneys for the Senate filed the papers Thursday.

Brodkorb tweeted: “The removal of my suit to federal court is unremarkable & not unexpected. The strength of my claims remain strong in any court of justice.”