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Constitutional Law Keyed to Chemerinsky
Bush v. Gore
Citation:531 U.S. 98 (2000)
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On December 8, 2000, the Supreme Court of Florida ordered that the Circuit Court of Leon County tabulate by hand 9000 ballots in Miami-Dade County. The Supreme Court also required manual counts in all Florida counties where undervotes had not been subject to manual tabulation because of the dispute and allegation that the 9000 uncounted votes were sufficient to place the results of the election in doubt. Governor Bush and Richard Cheney filed an application for a stay of this mandate to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court granted certiorari.
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