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Understanding the 2000 election : a guide to the legal battles that decided the presidency

Autore: Abner Greene
Editore: New York : New York University Press, ©2001.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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The nation will not soon forget the drama of the 2000 presidential election. For five weeks we were transfixed by the legal clashes that enveloped the country from election night to the Gore concession. It was instant history, and will be studied by historians, lawyers, political scientists, media critics and others for years to come. Even for those who followed the events most closely, the legal twists and turns of
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Genere/forma: Trials, litigation, etc
Persona incaricata: George W Bush; Al Gore; George W Bush; Al Gore; George Walker Bush; Albert Gore; George W Bush; Albert Gore
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Abner Greene
ISBN: 0814731481 9780814731482
Numero OCLC: 46937439
Note: Includes index.
Descrizione: vi, 202 p. ; 24 cm.
Contenuti: Winning the presidency : the electoral vote --
Manual recounts: in Florida and across the nation --
Protesting the election: what sort of deadline was November 14? --
Contesting the election: what does the law mean by "rejection of legal votes"? --
Challenging hand counts in Federal Court : the seed is planted --
The "safe-harbor" provision and article II of the Constitution: did the Florida Supreme Court rewrite Florida law? --
Article II of the U.S. Constitution : did the Florida Supreme Court improperly rely on the Florida Constitution? --
The U.S. Supreme Court asks for clarification : the Florida Supreme Court responds --
The U.S. Supreme Court ends the election : the unconstitutionality of Florida's hand counts and the ultimate significance of December 12 --
The "butterfly ballot" : Palm Beach county and 3,407 Buchanan votes --
Absentee ballots: Seminole and Martin counties and a printer's error --
The Florida legislature: what was its proper role? --
The U.S. Congress : the unused court of last resort.
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