Burris Lawyers Hit The Hill

Senate appointee Roland Burris' lawyers are on the Hill today to argue the legality of the documents submitted by the Senate hopeful on Friday. Burris hopes to be sworn in to the seat to which he was appointed by impeached Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

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Mr. Burris' lawyers are currently in the Secretary of the Senate's office, CBS News' John Nolen reports.

"All the documents have now been submitted," Mr. Burris told Bob Schieffer on "Face The Nation" Sunday. "It is our position that those documents are now in compliance with the Senate rules, and therefore, after the lawyers have reviewed this, my attorneys will be in Washington on Monday to confirm with the parliamentarian and the attorneys to confirm that all of this is in order."

The Parlimentarian of the Senate entered the Secretary of the Senate's office at 3pm today, Nolen reports.

Burris also told Schieffer that he will join his representation in Washington "in a day or two, to pursue taking my seat, absolutely. I am the junior senator from the state of Illinois."
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