Minnesota Supreme Court rejects Franken's demand to be seated immediately
The Minnesota Supreme Court today rejected Al Franken's demand to immediately become a U.S. senator.
In January, Franken asked the high court to order Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Secretary of State Mark Ritchie to sign an election certificate so he could take office, even while a lawsuit by Norm Coleman was pending. They would not sign a certificate.
Supreme Court justices said today there is no legal authority for them to order that a certificate be signed.
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