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Oral Argument this morning in McDaniel vs. Cochran

It will be broadcast at 10:00 AM by the Court and can be found here.

Cochran’s brief has been filed…

Here is the Cochran brief

I’ve read through it, and my views of how this comes out have not really changed.  Nothing new– the essential points are the same:  1) The Kellum case says that the statute, read as a whole, has a 20 day deadline for filing the contest; and 2) The statute has not […]

McDaniel-With friends like this… Alt title: “I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time.”

The title quote is from a letter from Pascal.

The time deadlines in the McDaniel case are mighty tight.  Cochran’s lawyers (new ones keep appearing on the Supreme Court docket with regularity) have less than a week to file their brief, and so when I saw they’d sought additional pages, I thought of the […]

Even the Mississippi Supreme Court wants a friend: more from the McDaniel appeal

Well, this might be annoying to the McDaniel legal team.  Not only did the court (through an order by Justice King) agree to allow the amicus brief to be filed, which I’m sure pleased the McDaniel folks, the court also granted the amicus request to participate in oral argument.

Which will come out of […]

Chris McDaniel has a friend, who thinks Bush v. Gore will help McDaniel win.

The Conservative Action Fund, through Thomas A. McKnight, Jr. of the law firm Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff & Brandt, LLC in Birmingham, has asked to file an amicus brief on behalf of Chris McDaniel in the Mississippi Supreme Court.

The brief states that the CAC’s mission is to protect the right of big donors to give unlimited […]

Here’s the McDaniel’s brief

The brief was filed today.  I’m reading through it, but it’s slow going.  First, I’m not sure whether it’s incredibly boring, or I’ve become bored with this dispute.  Second, it is incredibly redundant, says the same thing over and over, and continually repeats itself.

I’m reading through it and will probably post more when […]

This is not a headline: More bull-s–t emanates from Chris McDaniel’s legal team

This is one of those dog bites man / man bites dog things.  The headline would be “McDanial campaign makes a rational announcement.”  Nope.

Last week, the trial judge announced that McDaniel’s election challenge was dismissed. Any lawyer involved could have advised McDaniel where he was in minutes.  Supporters commented on this blog that […]

Marshall Ramsey says McDaniel is looking for another sign.

Quote for the Day (more about McDaniel lawyering. A big part of a lawyer’s job is to assess possible outcomes…)

“He wasn’t really ready to even accept (dismissal) was a possibility,” McDaniel attorney Mitch Tyner said Friday after a special circuit court dismissed his lawsuit challenging his primary runoff loss.

From Geoff Pender’s Clarion Ledger story about the dismissal of the election challenge.

I’d not have snarked about this if the word used was […]

Today’s Facebook bulletins from McDaniel suggest that he’s not aware it’s over

He posted this on Facebook today:

“Rise up, warriors, take your stand at one another’s sides, our feet set wide and rooted like oaks in the ground.”— Tyrtaeus of Sparta

More about Tryrtaeus here.  He did not present ideals that involved knowing when to fold ’em.  One of his (well, his if he was […]