Norm Coleman will officially contest Franken’s election to the US Senate, despite virtually no evidence supporting any of his claims. That’s his right, of course: while Franken should be provisionally seated now, as a Democrat I believe that all wrongfully excluded ballots should be counted.
And as a law professor, I welcome the opportunity to treat my students to an interesting case study in professional responsibility. As the old lawyer’s saying goes:
When the law is on your side, pound on the law.
When the facts are on your side, pound on the facts.
When neither the law nor the facts are on your side, pound on the table.
Looks like that table will get a serious workout over the next few months