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Bush v. Gore

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Bush vs. Gore Ten Years Later

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Bush v. Gore U.S. Supreme Court Case Preview

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All That Mattered: Supreme Court decided Bush v. Gore

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Justice Kennedy - The Lesson from Bush v Gore.

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Justice Scalia on Bush vs. Gore

Bush v. Gore, 531 U.S. 98 (2000), was a decision of the United States Supreme Court that settled a recount dispute in Florida's 2000 presidential election. The ruling was issued on December 12, 2000. On December 9, the Court had preliminarily halted the Florida recount that was occurring. Eight days earlier, the Court unanimously decided the closely related case of Bush v. Palm Beach County Canvassing Board, 531 U.S. 70 (2000). The Electoral College was scheduled to meet on December 18, 2000, to decide the election.
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    • Stay of the Florida recount 

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    • Relevant law 

    • Issues considered by the Court 

    • Decision 

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