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Bush v. Gore: The Question of Legitimacy

Bruce Ackerman


It was believed that the Supreme Court's intervention in the 2000 election would shape American law and democracy long after George W. Bush has left the White House. This book brings together a broad range of preeminent legal scholars who address the larger questions raised by the Supreme Court's actions. Did the Court's decision violate the rule of law? Did it inaugurate an era of super-politicized jurisprudence? How should Bush v. Gore change the terms of debate over the next round of Supreme Court appointments?

Keywords: Supreme Court, 2000 election, American law, George W. Bush, Al Gore, jurisprudence, rule of law, American democracy

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Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780300093797
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300093797.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bruce Ackerman, editor

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