by Tommy Flanagan, Tue May 27, 2008 at 08:39:50 PM EDT
According to this AP article, a memo released today states that even if they wanted to, they couldn't seat the full delegates in FL and MI.
WASHINGTON - A Democratic Party rules committee has the authority to restore delegates from Michigan and Florida but not fully seat the two states at the convention as Hillary Rodham Clinton wants, according to a party analysis.
Party rules require that the two states lose at least half of their convention delegates for holding elections too early, Democratic National Committee lawyers wrote in a 38-page memo.
The memo was sent late Tuesday to the 30 members of the party's Rules and Bylaws Committee, which plans to meet Saturday to consider the fate of convention delegates from the two states. The party is considering plans to restore at least some of the delegates to make sure the two important general election battlegrounds will be included at the nominating convention in August
I guess this will make for a more subdued meeting this weekend.
Don't shoot me, I'm only the messenger.