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The Bush v. Gore Decision

Lawrence S. Wrightsman

in The Psychology of the Supreme Court

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195306040
eISBN:
9780199894093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306040.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

The decision by the Supreme Court in Bush v. Gore will forever be mentioned as one of its most significant. On December 12, 2000, it curtailed the recounting of votes in Florida, meaning that George ... More


The 2000 Presidential Election Controversy Manoj Mate And Matthew Wright

Manoj Mate and Matthew Wright

in Public Opinion and Constitutional Controversy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195329414
eISBN:
9780199851720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329414.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Supreme Court's decision in Bush v. Gore (2000) may have decided the disputed 2000 presidential election, but in its immediate aftermath, the controversy lived on in the divisions the case caused ... More


Not as Bad as Plessy. Worse.

Jed Rubenfeld

in Bush v. Gore: The Question of Legitimacy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300093797
eISBN:
9780300127003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300093797.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter addresses Bush v. Gore strictly from a legal point of view. It discusses why Bush v. Gore differs profoundly from cases like Roe or Plessy. It argues that the Bush v. Gore majority ... More


Partial (but not Partisan) Praise of Principle

Cuido Calabresi

in Bush v. Gore: The Question of Legitimacy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300093797
eISBN:
9780300127003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300093797.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the rather complex but crucial role of principle in judicial decision making. It begins with a sketch of three possible opinions that might have resolved Bush v. Gore in a ... More


Bush v. Gore

Lackland H. Bloom

in Do Great Cases Make Bad Law?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199765881
eISBN:
9780199366903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765881.003.0021
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Bush v Gore brought settlement to the dispute over the vote count in Florida in the presidential election of 2000 which in turn determined that George W. Bush would become the next President. A case ... More


An Unreasonable Reaction to a Reasonable Decision

Charles Fried

in Bush v. Gore: The Question of Legitimacy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300093797
eISBN:
9780300127003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300093797.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the Supreme Court's decision in Bush v. Gore. It argues that the case was correctly decided. It attempts to explain the reasonableness of Bush v. Gore, and its rightful place ... More


The Constitution of Electoral Speech Law: The Supreme Court and Freedom of Expression in Campaigns and Elections

Brian K. Pinaire

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757249
eISBN:
9780804779609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757249.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Bush v. Gore brought to the public's attention the significance of election law and the United States Supreme Court's role in structuring the rules that govern how campaigns and elections function in ... More


Conclusion Modern Conservatism and Judicial Power

in The Most Activist Supreme Court in History: The Road to Modern Judicial Conservatism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226428840
eISBN:
9780226428864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226428864.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The liberal and Democratic support for the Court took a temporary hit from Bush v. Gore, but it quickly rebounded and is likely to remain strong over the long term, in large part because Justices ... More


No Equivocation: George W. Bush

Harold H. Bruff

in Untrodden Ground: How Presidents Interpret the Constitution

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226211107
eISBN:
9780226211244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226211244.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

George W. Bush became president when the Supreme Court resolved an election dispute in his favor in Bush v. Gore. His Vice President, Dick Cheney, became the most powerful one in American history. ... More


Justice and Elections

Peter Margulies

in Law's Detour: Justice Displaced in the Bush Administration

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795590
eISBN:
9780814759608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795590.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the Bush administration's election-related legal detours, with partticular emphasis on its attempts to pressure prosecutors such as David Iglesias, United States Attorney for ... More


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