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Supreme Injustice: How the High Court Hijacked Election 2000

Alan M. Dershowitz


Millions of Americans were mystified by, and outraged, by the US Supreme Court's role in deciding the presidential election of 2000. The Court had held a unique place in the system of checks and balances, seen as the embodiment of fairness and principle, precisely because it was perceived to be above the political fray. How could it now issue a decision that reeked of partisan politics, and send to the White House a candidate who may have actually lost the election? Addresses these questions head‐on, and demystifies Bush vs Gore for those who are still angered by the court's decision but uncle ... More

Keywords: George W. Bush, Bush vs Gore, election recount, elections, equal protection, Florida, Florida recount, Al Gore, high court, injustice, justices, presidential elections, US presidency, US presidential election 2000, US Supreme Court, USA

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195158076
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195158075.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan M. Dershowitz, author
Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
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