Senate Lawyers OK Burris

Obama replacement will be sworn in this week, 'barring objection' from GOP
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 12, 2009 3:24 PM CST
Roland Burris smiles as he meets with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Senate Democrats today accepted Roland Burris as the senator-designate from Illinois, and he will likely be seated later this week, the Chicago Tribune reports. “Barring objections from Senate Republicans,” said a statement from Sens. Harry Reid and Dick Durbin, “we expect Senator-designee Burris to be sworn in.” Senate lawyers looked over the case and decided that Burris’ disputed credentials were satisfactory.