Not Even The Inauguration Can Stop Litigation In Minnesota

Even on this day, of all days, the Minnesota Senate disaster keeps on going.

Late last week the Coleman legal team obtained a subpoena for state elections director Gary Poser, who was in charge of running the recount, ordering him to hand over internal correspondence relating to nearly every controversial topic you can think of.

Now the state Attorney General’s office has come back with their own motion to quash the subpoena, arguing that the documents being requested are not legally within the bounds of the contest, and that the state is not required to take up its time to produce all of them.

The precise legal arguments in this latest squabble seem a bit unclear, as does the significance of the development itself. But one thing is easy to understand: Not even the inauguration of a new president can stop the lawyers from arguing in Minnesota.