Minnesota Supremes: Franken Won Senate Race

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 30, 2009 1:39 PM CDT
Norm Coleman, center right, attends a hearing in front of five Minnesota Supreme Court justices.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled unanimously in favor of Democrat Al Franken in the Senate election battle there, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. The court decided that Republican Norm Coleman’s challenge of a lower court’s ruling did not merit reconsideration, the Pioneer Press adds. Though Coleman may bring the dispute to a federal court—or even the Supreme Court—that is not necessarily a barrier to Franken being seated. (Read more Al Franken stories.)