Bush v. Palm Beach County Canvassing Board
December 4, 2000
Bush v. Gore, concerning the all-important Florida vote for President in 2000, came up on an accelerated basis from the Florida Supreme Court. Only 14 counsel filed briefs in the case. On December 4, 2000, the US Supreme Court unanimously ruled as the ACRU brief, and only that brief, recommended. It struck the Florida Supreme Court decision, requiring that court to rethink and rewrite its decision. When the Florida Supreme Court failed to get the message, the US Supreme Court took the case, and seven Justices ruled that the Florida court had violated the US Constitution.