Florida 2000

Florida 2000 : A Sourcebook on the Contested Presidential Election

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Florida 2000 offers a clear, but also nuanced, account of the legal and constitutional issues surrounding the disputed presidential election. Combining original sources with analyses, Mark Whitman traces the major developments in the Bush-Gore struggle. Section introductions and commentaries synthesize the often complex material, while editor's notes provide context for each selection. The appendixes include a comprehensive chronology of events, maps, and detailed election returns for both the state and the entire country.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 154.9 x 233.7 x 25.4mm | 567g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 1588262049
  • 9781588262042

Review quote

"Presents an excellent selection of the essential legal briefs and commentaries surrounding the 2000 Florida election. Insightful introductions and analyses, along with an array of appendixes, make this a valuable reference that almost all libraries - college and university, law, and public - will want to own." - Robert Goehlert, Indiana University Main Libraryshow more

Table of contents

Setting The State. Introduction - M.I. Whitman. Bad Intent - A. Sullivan. The Butterfly Debacle - Staff of the Washington Post. The Forgotten Circuit Court Dissents: Judge Gerald Tjoflat and Judge Ed Carnes. The First Showdown. Introduction - M.I. Whitman. Joint Brief of Vice President Gore and the Florida Democratic Party. Brief of the Secretary of State. Brief of Intervenor George W. Bush. Decision: Palm Beach County Canvassing Board v. Harris. Reaction: Michael McConnell and Cass R. Sunstein.show more

About Mark Whitman

Mark Whitman is professor of history at Towson University. His publications include The Irony of Desegregation Law: 1955-1995 and Removing a Badge of Slavery: The Record of Brown v. Board of Education.show more