N.D. Supreme Court rebuffs Conrad recall attemptBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Supreme Court has rejected an attempt to force a recall election for U.S. Sen. Kent Conrad.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Supreme Court has rejected an attempt to force a recall election for U.S. Sen. Kent Conrad.
The court ruled Tuesday that North Dakota's Constitution doesn't allow a recall for any member of the state's congressional delegation.
Secretary of State Al Jaeger had refused to approve a recall petition against Conrad. It was drafted by a group called Recall ND. The group wanted the Supreme Court to order Jaeger to review the petition, but the justices refused.
Recall ND spokesman Joe Wells of Fargo said the ruling may be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. He says Jaeger has been stalling the recall effort.
Assistant attorney general Doug Bahr says he's pleased by the ruling. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued a legal opinion earlier, saying the recall wasn't allowed.