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Sandra Day O'Connor's Doubts on Bush v. Gore

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor has said that she has doubts about whether the court should have taken up Bush v. Gore. Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for the New York Times, explains what her comments tell us about public opinion and the Supreme Court, the decision in Bush v. Gore, and what it means for potential future cases.

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Bush v. Gore 13 Years Later; Who Smokes Pot; Joe Lhota

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor has said that perhaps the high court should not have taken up Bush v. Gore. Hear what her comments tell us about the 5-4 decision, public opinion, and potential future cases. Then, a May series on marijuana legalization kicks off with Mark Kleiman, who is advising Washington state on their legalization efforts. He’ll discuss the demographics of who smokes marijuana. Plus: Former MTA chairman Joseph Lhota talks about his bid to be the Republican candidate for mayor, and his policies for stop-and-frisk, emergency preparedness and the environment; and a conversation about rationing and consumption.

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Opinion: Supreme Court is No Longer Part of the Solution

Monday, June 25, 2012

The last decade began with the Court ordering a state to stop counting votes and ended with the Court repealing a century of precedent governing political contributions. Imagine where the next decade could go.

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Supreme Court Lessons: Justice Stephen Breyer on American Democracy

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Stephen Breyer, Supreme Court Justice and author of Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge's View, on The Brian Lehrer Show

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On the Anniversary of the Bush v. Gore Decision

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Ten years ago today, my idealism died. On that cold December day, as I stood in the Tallahassee frost, the United States Supreme Court became, for me, a political body, instead of the neutral, objective and purely jurisprudential body I had always hoped it to be. I was devastated.

December 12, 2000 is a critical date in American history. Yet, it is not a date we commit to memory. It is not a date that lives on in infamy, though it should.

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What if Bush v. Gore Went the Other Way?

Thursday, December 09, 2010

“Get over it!” is the advice from Justice Antonin Scalia. Ten years ago this weekend, the U.S. Supreme Court put an end to the recount in Florida, which gave the state's electoral votes to George W. Bush. A decade on, it seems it's hard for some people to forget.

We're revisiting the case that determined who would occupy the White House in 2000 and asking, what if Gore had won?

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