Lorie Gildea

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    Michele Bachmann is making shit up in her latest fundraising e-mail

    Today, Slate points out a few absurd fabrications contained in Michele Bachmann's May 8 fundraising appeal to prospective donors.We wouldn't expect politicians to be above bending the truth to their advantage, but Bachmann's claims are more akin to taking the truth and snapping it in two.Recent poll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Tom Emmer's recount petition rejected in MN Supreme Court opinion

    Another nail in the coffin.​Tom Emmer now has what he wanted from the Minnesota Supreme Court: A written opinion that explains why the justices denied his petition that essentially accused some state elections officials of breaking the law. The 18-page opinion, just issued, refutes Emmer's le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Tom Emmer's petition denied: Let the recount begin. [UPDATE]

    Dayton and Emmer are headed for a recount.​So much for the "strong and growing evidence" that election officials haven't counted ballots correctly, and that "phantom votes" are sullying the result of the governor's race. It took the Minnesota Supreme Court just a few hours to reject those arg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Tom Emmer's team now waits on Minnesota Supremes

    And now we wait on the Supremes.​Tom Emmer's legal team got its shot before the Minnesota Supreme Court today to argue that election judges didn't follow the law when they counted up voters and votes on Election Day.

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Tim Pawlenty appoints Lorie Gildea as Chief Justice

    Image Courtesy of State of Minnesota‚ÄčLorie Gildea, the Minnesota Supreme Court Justice who offered a full-throated dissent when the high court slapped down Tim Pawlenty's unilateral budget balancing gambit two weeks ago, is going to be the court's new Chief Justice. Pawlenty announced her as his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Chief Justice finalists all Pawlenty stalwarts

    ​Ever since Chief Justice Eric Magnuson announced his retirement from the Minnesota Supreme Court in March, court-watchers have wondered who the governor would pick to replace him. Today, Pawlenty announced his short-list, and it doesn't contain any surprises. All three finalists -- G. Barry ... More >>

  • News

    April 7, 2010

    Pawlenty's Supreme Court picks offer window into his judicial philosophy

    Governor's appointments shift balance of the state's most powerful court