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Breaking the deadlock : the 2000 election, the constitution, and the courts

Author: Richard A Posner
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Judge Posner surveys the history and theory of American electoral law and practice, analyzes which Presidential candidate "really" won the popular vote in Florida, surveys the litigation that ensued, evaluates the courts, the lawyers, and the commentators, and ends with a blueprint for reforming our Presidential electoral practices.
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Named Person: George W Bush; Al Gore; George W Bush; Al Gore; George W Bush; Albert Gore; George Walker Bush; Albert Gore; George W Bush; Albert Gore, Politiker.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Posner
ISBN: 0691090734 9780691090733
OCLC Number: 46678071
Description: xvi, 266 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The road to Florida 2000 --
The deadlocked election --
The postelection struggle in the courts --
Critiquing the participants --
Consequences and reforms.
Responsibility: Richard A. Posner.
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The 2000 Presidential election ended in a collision of history, law, and the courts. It produced a deadlock that dragged out the result for over a month, and consequences that promise to drag on for  Read more...

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