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Campaign 2000 (Gore vs. Bush: Florida Recount / Law) #190036

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 12, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The Supreme Court's consideration of the case about the recount of votes in Florida in the presidential election between Vice President Al Gore and Governor George W. Bush updated.

(Supreme Court: Jackie Judd) The legal questions on which the Supreme Court is deliberating reviewed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Tallahassee: Erin Hayes) The move by the Florida legislature to name electors to insure a Bush victory featured. [State representatives J.D. ALEXANDER, Jerry MAYGARDEN, Paula DOCKERY, Dan GELBER, Ken GOTTLIEB, Irv SLOSBERG - comment on selecting presidential electors.] [Florida election law analyst Steve UHLFELDER - explains the senate's reluctance.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Aaron Brown) The politics of the Supreme Court justices examined; findings of ABC News/Washington Post poll on the public view of the court's fairness cited. [During debate, GORE, BUSH - offer views on selecting justices.] [Constitution Project executive director Virginia SLOAN - says the justices put politics behind and decide law.] [University of Texas law school professor Lucas POWE - says the justices try to achieve unanimity to preserve their power.] The issue of the court's legitimacy outlined.

Brown, Aaron;
Hayes, Erin;
Jennings, Peter;
Judd, Jackie

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