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How Bush v Gore can Haunt 2012 — a Postscript

At least one paragraph from my blog series over the past three days is relevant today: First, if the 2012 election is NOT extremely close, then Bush v Gore just will not matter.  So what if 500, or 5000, or even 50,000 … Continue reading


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How Bush v Gore from 2000 can Haunt 2012 — Part 4B

[The conclusion of Part 4] 3.  New York — The issues here are rich and arise from the natural disaster suffered last week when Hurricane Sandy hit the mid-Atlantic states.  To some extent, they repeat but also exacerbate the problems … Continue reading


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How Bush v Gore from 2000 can Haunt 2012 — Part 4A

In Parts 1 through 3 of this bog, we examined what Bush v Gore actually said. In this Part 4, we examine how the holding — the dictum — and the analysis in Bush v Gore, and the continuity in … Continue reading


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How Bush v Gore from 2000 can Haunt 2012 — the Dissent — Part 3

In Part 1 of this series, I looked at the per curiam opinion in Bush v Gore, and how the Equal Protection argument, advanced and prevailed on by Bush, persuaded the US Supreme Court to, in effect, decide the outcome … Continue reading


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How Bush v Gore from 2000 can Haunt 2012 — the “Other Question” — Part 2

In Part 1 of this blog series, I explained: “As the court announced at the beginning of its written opinion, Bush (R) asked (1) whether the Florida Supreme Court’s order for a statewide manual recount of ballots created “new standards … Continue reading


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How Bush v Gore from 2000 can Haunt 2012 — the “Equal Protection” Standard — Part 1

In 2000 the US confronted its closest Presidential election since 1876, and the outcome was in doubt for a month — until Gore (D) withdrew from the contested race after the US Supreme Court, in the infamous Bush v Gore … Continue reading


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