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View Diary: Coleman legal strategy is cheap and effective for the Republicans (24 comments)

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  •  The ultimate court of appeal (0+ / 0-)

    For a contested Senate election is not the U.S. Supreme Court.

    It is the U.S. Senate.

    •  Tell that to President Gore /nm (0+ / 0-)
      •  The eyes dance over the page (0+ / 0-)

        But nothing, apparently, goes through the pupil, down the optic nerve, and connects to the brain.

        For instance, the words "For a contested Senate election".

        •  14th Amendment counts for any election, because (0+ / 0-)

          you're saying the state has a broken system, thus its not equal protection.  So the argument is unconstitutional election.

          Applies to any election.

          •  The Constitution (0+ / 0-)

            Gives the ultimate decision-making power on the legitimacy of Senate credentials to the U.S. Senate.

            If, following the Minnesota courts' final rulings, Coleman wants to make a 14th Amendment case, he can -- but he'll have to do it before the United States Senate.

            •  I agree in principle about jusidiction but people (0+ / 0-)

              without standing try to bring cases before SCOTUS all the time, and sometimes people bring cases where SCOTUS says they don't have jusidiction.

              You know all the cases where SCOTUS said that its a state rather than federal issue?  The people that originally brought the cases knew about questionable jurisdiction.  It didn't stop them from filing.

              •  Scotus Question (0+ / 0-)

                I know partisanship isn't supposed to be part of this...but I can see the Wingers on the Bench sticking their noses in again.

                Can't you see it now?  Petitioner Coleman claims that failure to act by the SC would cause him great harm.  Just like they did in Bush v. Gore.  Only this time, they use a different rationale that again will only apply to this one case.

                Trust the wingers to do everything in their power to steal another election.

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