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  •  hard to see how that would have made (11+ / 0-)

    a difference to the eventual outcome.

    SCOFL did eventually authorize a statewide recount. And that was shot down by SCOTUS, which set new standards for a recount, and then mandated that any recount attempting to meet the new standards be completed two hours after the SCOTUS decision was issued.

    Indeed, SCOTUS changed its rationale for its decision. Initially, SCOFL referred to the FL state constitution in its ruling. SCOTUS said this wasn't permissible, because it "made new law" and infringed on the FL state legislature.

    Then SCOFL issued a new ruling, which didn't mention the state constitution at all. SCOTUS then completely changed their reasoning--in order to find a new pretext for halting the recount.

    Even if the Gore team had initially argued for a full statewide recount, we would simply have ended up at the same destination. SCOTUS would have found something wrong with any recount process, and stopped it.

    "In America, the law is king." --Thomas Paine

    by limpidglass on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 11:41:10 AM PDT

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    •  Right (0+ / 0-)

      They knew what their job was and was going to install Bush at any cost.

      Her "Honor" had to know that as well.  She may have justified it in her mind, but she knows full well what she was a party to.

      Now it is just a matter of whitewashing her legacy.

      Republican tax policies have led to financial conditions which have caused Republicans to demand cuts to programs they have always opposed.

      by AppleP on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 06:06:50 PM PDT

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