Battle in Court

NPR's Barbara Bradley reports from Tallahassee on Florida's Supreme Court, which will hear arguments today in a case that may determine who wins the Presidential election. Lawyers for George W. Bush and Al Gore will have two hours to make their cases. Bush's lawyers will argue that the original deadline for certifying the vote should be upheld and that manual ballot recounts should not be included. Gore's lawyers will argue that there's a longstanding tradition under Florida law for accepting the results of manual recounts as the will of the voters.



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