For the first time in America’s history, the Supreme Court has, in effect, selected the President of the United States. The case was analogous to a claim that a jury verdict was tainted. The Court, in this instance, knew who would win if the verdict was permitted to stand, and who was likely to win if the jury was permitted to continue its deliberations. It was this knowledge that made the decision so sensitive and challenged the integrity and the role of the Court so profoundly.
H. L. Sarokin,
David Versus Goliath: A Law School Debate About Bush v. Gore,
San Diego L. Rev.
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