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Bush v. Palm Beach County Canvassing Board

Docket No.: 00-836
Certiorari Granted: Nov 24 2000
Argued: December 1, 2000
Decided: December 4, 2000

Topics:

Judicial Power, Article I, Due Process, antitrust, judicial review, preemption, separation of powers

PartyNames: George W. Bush v. Palm Beach County Canvassing Board, et al.
Petitioner: George W. Bush
Respondent: Palm Beach County Canvassing Board, et al.

Court Below: Supreme Court of Florida
Supreme Court Docket

George W. Bush
v.
Palm Beach County Canvassing Board, et al.
531 U.S. 70 (2000)
Question:

Do post-election court decisions that limit legislators' or executive officials' discretion to certify election results violate the Due Process Clause of the U.S. Constitution or 3 USC Section 5? Did the Florida Supreme Court's decision change the manner in which Florida's electoral votes were chosen, thereby violating Article II Section 1 Clause 2 of the US Constitution, which confers plenary power in federal election matters on state legislatures?

Bush v. Palm Beach County Canvassing Board
ORAL ARGUMENT

December 1, 2000

Holding: vacated and remanded
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Bush, 0 vote(s) against
Opinion By: Per Curiam
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