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Bush v Gore

Could Bush v. Gore Save America?

Max J. Skidmore | Posted 11.12.2016 | Politics
Max J. Skidmore

If enough legislators were to decide that a Trump presidency is too dangerous to be permitted, they may still have the power to exercise their collective consciences, and head it off.

America Still Sucks At Voting, 16 Years After Bush v. Gore

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics

The 2016 primary has seen its share of voting day outrages, from onerous voter ID laws to questionable voter purges. In Arizona, residents waited in l...

The Ghost of Bush-Gore: The 2000 Election Haunts the 2016 Race

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 04.21.2016 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The nominating system for both parties is undeniably complicated and confusing. Our primary system is, by most measures, no way to nominate a major party candidate for president, but it is much less clear that the system is deliberately rigged in favor of one candidate or another.

Bush v. Gore and Voting Problems: We Still Haven't Fixed All That

Allegra Chapman | Posted 12.15.2016 | Politics
Allegra Chapman

It's simple: when more people vote, our democracy is more representative and reflective of who we are as a nation. It takes all of that to make that happen.

Not Voting for Hillary If She Is the Nominee Is "Cutting Off Your Nose to Spite Your Face"

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 11.11.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

There are purists who would "cut off their nose to spite their face." They represent the mistaken idea if you can't find the person who agrees with everything you want you take actions possibly electing someone against everything you want.

Imagine if a Democrat Said 'We Must Resist and Reject Judicial Tyranny' After Bush v. Gore

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Ask yourself what would Republicans have done if Gore supporters had compared such resistance to the American Revolution itself, and compared the Supreme Court to King George III. Ask yourself what would have been the reaction of the mainstream media to such statements.

Bush v. Gore 2000 -- Cruz v. Constitution 2016?

Dr. Harlan K. Ullman | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics
Dr. Harlan K. Ullman

Given the bizarre and bitter nature of American politics today and the relevance of a 226 year old document to the 21st century, a repeat of Bush v Gore in 2016 with a Cruz v Constitution petition is not entirely unimaginable.

Tough Choices Indeed -- For Everybody

Terry Connelly | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics
Terry Connelly

Three boxes sit on any policymaker's desk: "In," "Out" And "Too Hard." Comprehensive immigration reform typifies the kind of issue that inhabits the "Too Hard" box, where it has sat for many years. As is common to the "Too Hard" box, the need for a fix is glaringly obvious.

Corporate System v. The American People: How the Supreme Court Is Stealing Our Birthright

Andy Schmookler | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

The corporate system -- which seems increasingly unmoored from any values other than power and profit -- is working systematically to shift power and wealth from average Americans to itself, i.e. to the mightiest and richest powers in our society.

WATCH: Lawyers In Bush v. Gore Still Clashing Over Outcome

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics

Ted Olson and David Boies made history when they teamed up to overturn Proposition 8 in 2013, but what made their joint effort surprising was their pa...

The Injustices of the Justices: Supreme Court Style

Gerry Myers | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

Throughout history, there have been controversies over various Supreme Court rulings, but like most Americans, I didn't really pay much attention to m...

Scalia Scales New Heights of Absurdity and New Lows of Judicial Malfeasance

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

It would seem that Scalia is determined to mount a campaign designed to do everything possible to undermine our faith in the Supreme Court. His radicalism, irrationality and extremism threaten the credibility of the most important anchor in our three-branch government.

Sacred Rites of Spring: Voting

Louis A. Ruprecht, Jr. | Posted 07.29.2013 | Home
Louis A. Ruprecht, Jr.

All I see is my screen go blank, after which I deposit my card with some church volunteers who place it on an open stack and hand me an "I Voted" sticker. Did I really?, I now wonder.

Former Supreme Court Justice Questions Bush v. Gore Decision

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens on Thursday cast doubt on the criteria used to decide the 2000 Bush v. Gore case that ultimately delive...

On the Least Dangerous Branch and the Politics of Judging

Ray Brescia | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Ray Brescia

Whether the Court's recent turns will threaten the public's perception of the Court, and the court system as a whole, remains to be seen. But the jury is out, and the data seems to be coming in: The Court appears in the midst of a significant partisan turn, one that could threaten its long-term legitimacy.

Al Gore Stands By Decision On Make-Or-Break Case

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

One day after former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor expressed doubts about Bush v. Gore, one half of the 2000 presidential election equatio...

O'Connor Doubts Bush v. Gore

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor expressed doubt Friday about the decision to take the 2000 Bush v. Gore case that resulted in the ele...

Same-Sex Marriage: First the Supreme Court Has to Decide What to Decide

David Westin | Posted 05.28.2013 | Media
David Westin

Here we were watching some of the best lawyers in the country arguing about whether the Constitution protects one of the most basic of human rights -- the right to marry -- at a time when people across the country are changing what they have to say about the sexual orientation of their fellow citizens.

Jason Linkins

Obama's Voting Reform Plan All Pomp, Little Circumstance | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics

It's now pretty much an historical fact that the road to President Barack Obama's re-election ended up running a lot smoother than the hyped-up pundit...

Chelsea Kiene

Obama's Election Commission Offers 'Business As Usual' Without Reform, Activists Say | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's creation of an independent Presidential Commission on Election Administration to address voting problems has sp...

GOP Governors Snookering States and Media on Electoral College Rigging Scheme

Paul Abrams | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The Republican governors have snookered the media so they can conduct stealth campaigns. If anyone is naïve enough to believe that these electoral-rigging schemes will not be enacted, stay-tuned.

Judicial Fundamentalists

Paula Gordon | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Paula Gordon

We are one Supreme Court appointment away from the extremist Republicans' dream becoming the nation's nightmare.

GOP Plan B

Jeff Danziger | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


We Should Have Seen This Coming

Charles L. Zelden | Posted 01.05.2013 | College
Charles L. Zelden

Twelve years ago, Florida exposed the many administrative, structural and procedural flaws in how we organize and run our elections. Yet instead of fixing these problems, we multiplied them.

And the Loser Is... We, the People

Harvey Rosenfield | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Harvey Rosenfield

Once the American people lose confidence in the integrity of the judicial branch, democracy itself is in jeopardy.