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Bush vs gore
Bush vs gore
Bush vs gore
Bush vs gore
Bush vs gore
Bush vs gore
Bush vs gore
Bush vs gore
Bush vs gore
Bush vs gore
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  • 1. Bush V. Gore 2000 Election of 2000
  • 2. Parties Plaintiff: George W. Bush Defendant: Al Gore
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. Arguments
    • Bush
    • Bush argued that a recount in the vote violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14 th Amendment
    • Gore
    • Gore argued that the “intent of the voter” standard was sufficient under the Equal Protection Clause of the 14 th Amendment
  • 5. The Decision
      • The majority of the Federal Supreme Court Justices voted that the recount violated the Equal Protection Clause.
      • The recount in Florida was dismissed.
      • George W. Bush claimed his presidency.
      • This case demonstrated how jurisdiction was utilized by the Federal Court over State Courts
  • 6. New Jersey Vs. T.L.O (1985)
  • 7. Plaintiff and Accused
    • The Plaintiff is the state of New Jersey, and the accused of this case is T. L .O.
  • 8. Summary
    • Two New Jersey girl students were accused of smoking cigarettes in the bathroom at school.
    • The Assistant Principal decided to search T.L.O’ s purse. He found Marijuana, some money after further questioning; he found out that she was selling Marijuana .
    • T.L.O said that the people violated the fourth amendment of the constitution.
  • 9. Arguments
    • The Assistant Principal decided to search T.L.O without a warrant, but had high suspicion about the substances in the items in T.L.O’s purse
    • T.L.O believed that the Assistant Principal of her school violated the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution, especially her right against Search and Seizure
  • 10. Court Decision
    • The Supreme Court of New Jersey ruled that the search of T.L .O’s purse was unconstitutional.
    • When the case went to the Supreme Court, they ruled in favor of New Jersey, and not in favor of her.
  • 11. Ruling of the Case
    • 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