From the AP comes a tiny bit of welcome news for representative government:
Court rejects Franken bid to stop recount lawsuit
By PATRICK CONDON Associated Press Writer
The Associated Press - Friday, January 23, 2009
A three-judge panel has refused Democrat Al Franken's request to block a lawsuit over the Minnesota Senate recount outcome.
Franken came out on top of Republican Norm Coleman by 225 votes in the recount. But Coleman is contesting the result.
The dismissal means the trial on Coleman's lawsuit starts Monday.
Coleman argues that the recount process was flawed. He says votes were double-counted in some precincts and that more absentee ballots should be admitted.