Bush v Gore
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U.S. Supreme Court decisions change the lives of Americans for better or worse. Obviously, the stakes are high for litigants, but the outcomes also affect economic, social, and political life as the Court's actions direct law interpretation throughout the American legal system. Year after year the Supreme Court makes decisions that twist or turn American politics. In 2000, the Court decided the outcome of a presidential election. By doing so, some commentators claimed that the Court veered off its chartered constitutional course. Other commentators maintained that the Court brought needed stability to a political process that required finality. How it happens that a vote of nine justices substituted for the votes cast by citizens is not easily explained. In Bush v. Gore you can read and reflect on the entire proceedings, from the initial petitions urging the Supreme Court review through the briefs and reply briefs to the Court's opinions and dissents. More than that, you can listen to the proceedings as the justices ask questions and the attorneys answer. The recordings demonstrate as no transcript can the tension in the Court while it heard the arguments and the emotions that ran high as the justices dealt with each other. This is the first in a series of compact discs on major decisions made by the U.S. Supreme Court. Bush v. Gore takes full advantage of digital technology to allow access to each case as it was presented as well as to the decisions and dissents that came from it. Hardly an austere and impersonal body, the Supreme Court will come alive as individuals passionately involved in the logic, precedents, and consequences of law in the United States argue the great issues in our time.show more

Product details

  • CD-ROM | 1 pages
  • 160.02 x 215.9 x 15.24mm | 22.68g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252027205
  • 9780252027208