• Lawyers for DFLer Al Franken, who holds a 225-vote lead, said they will rest most of their case today. His side has tried to show that a number of absentee ballots were wrongly rejected but also that the election was largely well-run.

• Republican Norm Coleman's side, which finished its case last week, is expected to present rebuttal evidence in the coming days. Coleman has sought to have thousands of rejected absentee ballots reconsidered; the number still in play is something over 1,000. Coleman's camp also has said that various flaws in Minnesota's election process may have made it impossible to determine an election winner.


• The weather-delayed trial resumes today at 1:30 p.m., or earlier if witnesses arrive.