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Campaign 2000 (Bush vs. Gore: Florida Recount / Legal Battles) #391351

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 11, 2000
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(Studio: Dan Rather) The continuing post-election legal battles between presidential candidates Vice President Al Gore and Governor George W. Bush featured.

(Supreme Court: Bob Schieffer) The arguments before the United States Supreme Court concerning manual recounts in Florida reported; scenes shown of protestors at the court; courtroom sketches shown. [In court, voices of Justices Anthony KENNEDY, Sandra Day O'CONNOR, Bush campaign attorney Ted OLSON, Gore campaign attorney David BOIES, Justice Ruth Bader GINSBURG, Republican attorney Joseph KLOCK, Justices John Paul STEVENS, David SOUTER, Antonin SCALIA - raise issues about the law and Florida ballots; joke about justices' names.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(White House: John Roberts) The efforts to persuade Supreme Court Justices Anthony Kennedy and Sandra Day O'Connor, known to be swing voters, to support Gore's case reported; courtroom sketches shown. [CBS legal analyst Andrew COHEN - says Kennedy and O'Connor are the swing votes.] [Voice of O'CONNOR - comments.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Interview held with CBS legal analyst Jonathan Turley. [TURLEY - talks about Gore's perspective of the most recent legal cases.]

(Austin, Texas: Bill Whitaker) The Bush campaign's response to the day's legal actions examined. [On the street, BUSH - expresses "cautious optimism."

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Tallahassee, Florida: Jim Axelrod) The Florida legislature's special session to choose electors for Bush reported. [Florida legislator Tom ROSSIN - asks for the legislature not to create an unnecessary constitutional crisis.] [Florida Institute of Government Lance DeHAVEN-SMITH - comments.] [State Representative Mario DIAZ-BALART - says the Supreme Court could make the legislature's job easier.] [State senator Daniel WEBSTER - says the legislature's power has been challenged.] [MAN - comments.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Tallahassee, Florida: Byron Pitts) The progress of the Florida manual recount before it was stopped reported. [Leon County, Florida, election supervisor Ion SANCHEZ - says the results of the election could change.] [Voting Rights Project Bryan SELLS - says the absolute last date is January 5 or 6.] [Plaintiff's attorney Gerald RICHMAN - says a win is a win.]

Axelrod, Jim;
Pitts, Byron;
Rather, Dan;
Roberts, John;
Schieffer, Bob;
Whitaker, Bill

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