A St. Thomas University professor lays out some highly readable legalese that comes to a controversial conclusion about the Coleman-Franken U.S. Senate recount: a do-over election is needed. In a guest editorial piece, Michael Stokes Paulsen, writes that "For now, the only thing certain is that the present ‘certified’ result — which is that Mr. Franken won by 225 votes out of more than 2.9 million cast — is an obvious, embarrassing violation of the Constitution."

Paulsen is a former associate dean at the University of Minnesota law school. To read his essay, go here.