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On this day, Bush v. Gore settles 2000 presidential race

December 12, 2018 By NCC Staff

On December 12, 2000, the Supreme Court ended a Florida vote recount in the presidential election contest between George W. Bush and Al Gore.  The Court’s decision remains debated today.

Supreme Court drawn into asylum controversy

December 12, 2018 By Lyle Denniston

The Trump Administration rushed to the Supreme Court Tuesday, asking permission to put back into place new restrictions on granting asylum to thousands of people who enter the United States' southern border without permission.

Broad review of partisan gerrymandering urged

December 11, 2018 By Lyle Denniston

A group of Maryland Republican voters, claiming that they were penalized for supporting their party’s candidates in the polling booth, asked the Supreme Court on Tuesday to make a sweeping review of the constitutionality of partisan gerrymandering, and to do so before next summer. 

On this day, the Constitution’s other George is born

December 11, 2018 By NCC Staff

During the 1787 Constitutional Convention, two Georges commanded much attention at Philadelphia: George Washington and his Virginia neighbor, George Mason. In the end, Mason refused to sign the new Constitution, an act that led in part to the Bill of Rights becoming a reality.

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