The Intersection of Politics and the Supreme Court
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Bush v. Gore (2000)
Protesters gathered outside the Supreme Court leading up to the justices' ruling on Bush v. Gore that effectively named the winner in the 2000 presidential election.
The court decided 5-4 to halt a statewide recount in Florida and as a result, George W. Bush secured the state's electoral votes, allowing him to win the presidency and beat out his Democratic challenger, then-Vice President Al Gore.