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Today is Yesterday was the 10th Anniversary of the Supreme Court’s disgraceful  Bush v. Gore decision.   Where exactly the decision ranks among the worst decisions in Supreme Court history depends on what metric you’re using.   Certainly, the Supreme Court has issued many, many more immoral rulings throughout its history.    But Dred Scott, Plessy, U.S. v. […]

Nope, Not Over It

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On November 29, 2010

Jeffrey Toobin on the 10th anniversary of one of the worst Supreme Court decisions of all time: [M]omentous Supreme Court cases tend to move quickly into the slipstream of the Court’s history. In th

Taking Bush v. Gore Seriously: Norm Coleman Edition

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On March 17, 2009
Amusingly, the GOP has managed to raise more money to delay Norm Coleman’s inevitable defeat than they were able to raise for him during the actual election[Retracted–see update at link. Never trust Drudgico.] So you know this was coming: Coleman’s team says the different methods Minnesota counties use for counting absentee ballots violated the Constitution’s […]

Coleman Cites Bush v. Gore

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On December 18, 2008

I’ve believed for a while that the most constructive way for progressives to deal with Bush v. Gore is to play it straight — that is, to pretend that it actually stands for a principle tha

Get Over It

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On September 15, 2008

I’ll have more on the general subject of the 2000 election because of a new book this week, but since I happened to catch the replay of Leslie Stahl’s puffball interview with Antonin Scali

Unforgiven

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On April 25, 2008
Antonin Scalia continues to tell people to “get over” the disgraceful decision in Bush v. Gore. As he must know, that won’t happen. Since he continues to do things like say that the equal protection rationale was “7-2,” it’s worth repeating exactly why the decision was so problematic. The problem is not that the decision […]
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