george and bush

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  • Bush V Gore (2000)
  • Facts of the case
  • I want to be president!
  • No, i want to be president!
  • Question Before The Court
  • Did the lack of standards for a manual recount of the vote violate the "Equal Protection" clause and due process rights of the 14th amendment?
  • This landmark supreme court case is based on the presidential election of the year 2000.
  • Constitutional application
  • What amendment is the George v Bush case based on?
  • The 14th amendment!
  • During the 2000 presidential election Al Gore and George W. Bush were close in their number of electoral collage votes and the florida supreme court required that the votes in question be recounted by hand. These vote would show who would win. But Bush requested the recount to stop because he said it violated the 14th amendment.
  • Arguments for the plaintiff
  • Recounting the votes violates the 14th amendment which says that states must apply the law equally and cannot discriminate against citizens or groups of citizens. In this case, the inequality is linked to the fact that only certain ballots were to be recounted.!!!
  • The U.S Supreme Court had to ask themselves if George W. Bush was right about what he said.
  • Arguments for the respondent
  • Fine I will let you be the president.
  • This Landmark Supreme Court case is based on the 14th amendment.
  • This is what George W. Bush said to the court. That recounting the ballots violated the !4th amendment.
  • At the end Al Gore decided to stop arguing and let George W Bush become president.
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