Monday, March 5, 2012

SUPREME COURT RULES FOR BUSH FLORIDA RECOUNT WAS WRONG, JUSTICES SAY

WASHINGTON A U.S. Supreme Court as divided as the nation's votersruled for George W. Bush in the Florida presidential election caseTuesday night, reversing a state court decision that had ordered newrecounts sought by Al Gore.

In an extraordinary late-night decision that unfolded on nationaltelevision, the justices said the recount ordered by the FloridaSupreme Court violated the constitution's equal protection and dueprocess clauses and there was not enough time to conduct a newrecount that would meet constitutional muster.

"Because it is evident that any recount seeking to meet the Dec.12 date will be unconstitutional . . . we reverse the judgment of theSupreme …

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