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Supreme Court 'Bush vs. Gore' Anniversary

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Supreme Court 'Bush vs. Gore' Anniversary

Supreme Court 'Bush vs. Gore' Anniversary

Supreme Court 'Bush vs. Gore' Anniversary

Only Available in Archive Formats.

On Dec. 12, 2000, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, effectively ended Al Gore's run for president by stopping the recounting of presidential votes in Florida. Its action allowed George W. Bush to declare victory in that state, whose 25 electoral votes were key to clinching the White House. NPR's Tony Cox talks to Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz, a strong critic of the court's decision, and Michael Carvin, one of the lawyers who represented Bush before the Supreme Court.