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Campaign 2000 (Gore vs. Bush: Florida Recount / Law) #391765

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Dec 09, 2000
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(Studio: Thalia Assuras) The Supreme Court ruling granting presidential candidate Governor George W. Bush's request that the ballot recount in the Florida race against Vice President Al Gore be stopped introduced.

(Supreme Court: Jim Stewart) The 5-4 Supreme Court split that is a major defeat for Gore featured; opinions from Justices Antonin Scalia and John Paul Stevens quoted.

(Studio: Thalia Assuras) Report introduced.

(Tallahassee: Byron Pitts) Halting the vote count in Florida counties featured; scenes shown from across Florida of protests. [OFFICIAL - comments on the recount.] [Bush campaign legal counsel James BAKER - lauds the Supreme Court's decision.] [Gore campaign attorney Ron KLAIN - says Gore had picked up 58 votes.]

(Studio: Thalia Assuras) Interview held with constitutional expert Jonathan Turley about the Supreme Court decision. [TURLEY - assesses the opinions from the court with the granting of the stay.]

(Studio: Thalia Assuras) Report introduced.

(Washington: John Roberts) The reaction of the Gore camp to the Supreme Court ruling reviewed. [Gore campaign attorney David BOIES - wonders if the count can be completed by December 12.] [Gore campaign chairman William DALEY, BOIES - state the case for a recount.]

(Studio: Thalia Assuras) Report introduced.

(Austin: Bill Whitaker) The reaction of the Bush camp to the Supreme Court stay reviewed; details given of their opposition to a hand recount.

Assuras, Thalia;
Pitts, Byron;
Roberts, John;
Stewart, Jim;
Whitaker, Bill

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