Parties Plaintiff: George W. Bush Defendant: Al Gore
Summary On Election night, it appeared as if Al Gore would win the vote. However, the electors of the State of Florida could not decide on whom to pick because of the closeness of the vote. Katherine Harris, Secretary of State for the State of Florida, ordered a recount. George W. Bush petitioned this recount in hope to claim his presidency.
The Supreme Court also ruled that school officials did not need a warrant to be able to search her; moreover, the Justices say that the officials do not need a probable cause to search her.
Not only does this case demonstrate Jurisdiction throughout the Federal Courts and the State Courts, but it does show that school administration has the right to look through personal belongings if they have credible evidence