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Supreme InjusticeHow the High Court Hijacked Election 2000$
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Alan M. Dershowitz

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780195158076

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195158075.001.0001

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Five Justices Decide the Election

Five Justices Decide the Election

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Supreme Injustice

Alan M. Dershowitz (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

Outlines the constitutional and statutory framework within which presidential elections are conducted in the USA. Provides a brief chronology and an account of the US (Bush vs Gore) presidential election of 2000. The different sections of the chapter are: How We Elect Our President (the constitutional and statutory framework); The 2000 Election and Its Aftermath; The Ground War in Florida; The Butterfly Ballot; ‘Count All the Votes’ — or at Least the Ones That Favour Gore; Bush Goes to Court; The Overseas Absentee Ballots; The Supreme Court's Initial — Unanimous — Decision; and The Supreme Court's Stay (the decision to stop recounting in Florida before even hearing an argument) — looks at other cases in which equal protection has or has not been applied by the US Supreme Court.

Keywords:   Absentee Ballots, Ballots, George W. Bush, Bush vs Gore, Butterfly Ballot, chronology, constitutional framework, election recount, equal protection, Florida, Florida recount, Al Gore, Overseas Absentee Ballots, statutory framework, US Constitution, US presidential election 2000, US Supreme Court, USA

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