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Campaign 2000 (Bush vs. Gore: Florida Recount / Legal Battles) #632882

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

(Supreme Court: Pete Williams) The oral arguments before the United States Supreme Court concerning the Florida manual recount of disputed ballots reported; scenes shown of protestors in Washington, DC; courtroom sketches shown. [Voice of Justice Sandra Day O'CONNOR, Anthony KENNEDY, Stephen BREYER, David SOUTER, campaign attorney David BOIES - discuss the law and vote recounts.] (Artist: Art Lien)

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Supreme Court: Dan Abrams) Questions Justice O'Connor asked during the oral arguments and possible rulings the Supreme Court could make noted.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Interviews held with constitutional scholars Jeffrey Rosen and Bruce Fein. [ROSEN - says the Supreme Court should stay out of the election battle.] [FEIN - says the Supreme Court does not choose its cases.]

(Capitol Hill: Lisa Myers) Concerns that the presidential election may have to be settled in Congress examined; details given of scenarios. [Hillsborough County, Florida, election supervisor Pam IORIO - comments.] [Georgetown University Law Center professor Michael SEIDMAN - says December 12 is not a real deadline.] [Florida state representative Tom FEENEY - comments on the "hot potato."] [Democratic Senator Bob GRAHAM - says the Florida legislature will try to overturn an election.] [Minority Leader Representative Richard GEPHARDT - comments.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Austin, Texas: David Gregory) The Bush campaign's response to the day's legal rulings reported. [In Austin, BUSH - says he is keeping his emotions in check.] [Florida Governor Jeb BUSH - jokes about talking to his brother Marvin.]

Abrams, Dan;
Brokaw, Tom;
Gregory, David;
Myers, Lisa;
Williams, Pete

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