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Tuesday, December 12, 2000

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  • As Supreme Court Decides Presidency, Chief Justice Rehnquist Is Accused of Past Harassment of Black Voters at the Polls

    Today’s Supreme Court decision may determine the next president of the United States. But William Rehnquist, the Chief Justice of the court— tasked with determining whose ballots will count and be counted— has a history of racism and excluding people of color from voting. [includes rush transcript]

  • Florida Legislature Poised to Intervene in Presidential Battle

    Today, December 12, marks the deadline for states to pick their electors, and the Republican-led Florida Legislature is poised to pass a resolution to give the state’s 25 electoral votes for Bush if the US Supreme Court rules for a vote recount. [includes rush transcript]

  • Part Two of Debate Between FBI and Peltier Attorneys

    On June 26, 1975 two FBI agents, Jack Coler and Ron Williams, entered the Jumping Bull Ranch in South Dakota. The FBI says they were seeking to arrest a young Native American man they believed they had seen riding in a red pick up truck. A large number of supporters of the American Indian Movement, known as AIM, were camping on the property at the time. According to witnesses there, the more than thirty men, women and children on the property were surrounded by more than 150 FBI agents, SWAT team members, BIA police and local posse members, and barely escaped through a hail of bullets. The FBI disputes that account. [includes rush transcript]