February 3, 2001 |
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in a mildly worded criticism of her conservative colleagues, said this week that the justices should have exercised "restraint" in December and stayed out of the Florida vote recount battle. Instead, the court, on a 5-4 vote, agreed to hear an emergency appeal from George W. Bush and then stopped the hand recount sought by Vice President Al Gore.
December 12, 2000
After five weeks of uncertainty, here's what appears to be upcoming in the presidential election. * Today: Analysts debate whether this date is the deadline, or a guideline, for states to name their electors to the electoral college if they want to shield them from subsequent challenges. After this date, Congress may not be obligated to accept a state's electors. After Florida certified George W. Bush as the state's winner, Florida Gov.
December 8, 2000 |
Even if the Florida Supreme Court gives Al Gore everything he is seeking, he might not pick up enough votes from recounted ballots to overtake George W. Bush and become the next president, according to statistical analyses by The Times and independent scholars. Despite claims from some Democrats that a hand recount in Miami-Dade County would put Vice President Gore over the top, projections by statisticians and The Times suggest that might not be the case.
December 7, 2000 |
On the eve of a climactic Florida Supreme Court hearing, state Republican lawmakers Wednesday forged ahead with a special session to short-circuit Democratic legal challenges and ensure George W. Bush the White House. With the tacit approval of Bush's younger brother, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, legislators scheduled the unprecedented session for Friday.
December 6, 2000
Developments Tuesday in the contested presidential election recount: * COURTS * In Tallahassee, Fla., the state Supreme Court scheduled a Thursday hearing of Gore's appeal, which seeks to count 14,000 disputed ballots by hand. * In Atlanta, the U.S. Appeals Court heard arguments in two separate but related appeals from Bush supporters fighting manual recounts. Democrats argued a ruling is unnecessary because recounts are finished and Bush has been certified the winner in Florida.
December 6, 2000 |
Republican statehouse leaders Tom Feeney and John McKay emerged from the shadows for the first time in days Tuesday but neither made it any clearer when--or if--they would call a special session of the Florida Legislature. House Speaker Feeney, who has been pushing for lawmakers to get involved and cement the electoral delegates already certified for Texas Gov. George W. Bush, initially sounded as if he had backed down from his "I got my helmet on, I'm ready to go" approach.