Coleman Wants More Time to Craft Appeal

Republican pushes for mid-May appearance in Minn.'s high court
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 22, 2009 2:56 PM CDT
Former Republican Sen. Norm Coleman looks at a paper during the Senate vote recount trial March 6, 2009, in St. Paul, Minn.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Lawyers for Republican Norm Coleman want more time to prepare arguments for their appeal to Minnesota’s top court in the fight over last November's election, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. The attorneys’ timeline, presented today, would put off oral arguments until mid-May; attorneys for Democrat Al Franken, declared the winner by a lower court; wants arguments the first week of May.