Democrat Al Franken's attorneys called on the Minnesota Supreme Court today to uphold a ruling that declared Franken the winner of Minnesota's long-running U.S. Senate race.
Republican Norm Coleman's attorneys filed paperwork with the state Supreme Court asking it to order the three-judge panel to count more rejected absentee ballots or say no one won the race.
Even though the Minnesota Senate seat is still in legal dispute, Democrat Al Franken announced today that he has hired a chief of staff for his Washington office.
Sen. Arlen Specter's decision to switch parties in anticipation of the 2010 election may mean that Minnesota's 2008 election will go on even longer.
The U.S. Senate historian released a list of all of the election disputes that were reviewed by the members of the chamber.
Minnesota will head into summer without a second U.S. senator under the Supreme Court's schedule for hearing Republican Norm Coleman's appeal. While the timeline might seem long, legal observers say it's reasonable considering the gravity of the case.