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N.D. Supreme Court rebuffs Conrad recall attempt
|Last Edited||Scott³ Dec 28, 2010 02:28pm|
|News Date||Tuesday, December 21, 2010 08:25:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||"North Dakota's Supreme Court has rejected an attempt to force a recall election for U.S. Sen. Kent Conrad. |
The court ruled today that North Dakota's Constitution doesn't allow for the recall of a U.S. senator.
Secretary of State Al Jaeger had refused to approve a recall petition against the Democratic senator, drafted by a group called Recall ND.
The group sued Jaeger, asking the Supreme Court to order Jaeger to take action on the petition. The high court rejected the request in a unanimous opinion today.
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued a legal opinion earlier, saying the recall wasn't allowed.
Jaeger and Stenehjem are Republicans. The Supreme Court's opinion was written by Justice Dale Sandstrom, who is a former Republican state public service commissioner."
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