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Breaking the Deadlock: The 2000 Election, the Constitution, and the Courts

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The 2000 Presidential election ended in a collision of history, law, and the courts. It produced a deadlock that dragged out the result for over a month, and consequences--real and imagined--that promise to drag on for years. In the first in-depth study of the election and its litigious aftermath, Judge Posner surveys the history and theory of American electoral law and pr
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Hardcover, 288 pages
Published July 25th 2001 by Princeton University Press (first published January 1st 2001)
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Chandler
Though a bit dry, does provide some interesting arguments as to why the US Supreme Court ultimately made the right decision to stay the vote in the 2000 Gore-Bush election, mainly that the election would ultimately go to Congress, creating more havoc. Posner seems to be quite a Constitutional scholar, and thats a good thing.
Nate Cooley
Bad news liberals ... George W. Bush actually did win Florida afterall.

Is there a better legal scholar and jurist than Richard Posner? ... Methinks not.
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I knew Posner defended the Bush v. Gore decision, but I had never read why and wanted to know. Bottom line: to save us from lawless FL supreme court and save country from embarrassment.
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Richard Posner is Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School.

Following his graduation from Harvard Law School, Judge Posner clerked for Justice William J. Brennan Jr. From 1963 to 1965, he was assistant to Commissioner Philip Elman of the Federal Trade Commission. For the next two years he was assistant to the solicitor general of the United States. Prior to going to Stanford
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