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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
Image Courtesy of State of MinnesotaLorie 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 >>
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 >>
Governor's appointments shift balance of the state's most powerful court