Wednesday, December 13, 2000

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  • U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Allow Florida Recount, Bush Poised to Assume Presidency

    Last night, in a 5-4 decision, a deeply divided U.S. Supreme Court refused to allow a recount of Florida votes. The ruling was handed down two hours before the deadline for choosing electors for the Electoral College. The crux of the court’s argument was that there was not enough time to conduct a recount, time the court itself constraint when it stopped the vote count last Saturday.

  • Reno Blocks Palestinian’s Release

    Attorney General Janet Reno blocked the release yesterday of a Palestinian who has been jailed on evidence for three years without charges.

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