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April 24, 2009

Minnesota Supreme Court to Hear Coleman's Appeal June 1

Ghost of a chance:

Colemanís appeal brief must be submitted by April 30, with Frankenís brief due by May 11. Colemanís legal team can then file a reply brief, due by May 15.

In January, Coleman challenged recount results that gave Franken a 225-vote lead out of 2.9 million cast. The ensuing trial expanded Frankenís lead to 312 votes.

Colemanís appeal will be based on the same arguments his legal team made unsuccessfully during the seven-week election trial, though with a focus on what his attorneys say are constitutional violations made during the initial count and six-week recount.

Also, two of seven Minnesota's SC judges will recuse themselves from considering the appeal. Which was expected, but bad: These guys were considered pro-Coleman, for one reason or another, but, having served on the canvassing panel, they would be blocked from serving on the Supreme Court should the case ever come there. Which it has.



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