Also, they ordered that every county in Florida begin manually recounting all ballots that did not indicate a vote for president due to the fact there were enough contested ballots to significantly impact the outcome of the election. Governor George Bush and his running mate, Richard Cheney, in retaliation, filed a request for review to the Supreme Court. They sought an emergency petition to counter the Florida Supreme Court’s decision. The Court granted the writ of certiorari to determine whether the recount procedures adopted by the lower court were consistent with its obligation to avoid arbitrary and disparate treatment of the members of its electorate. The Supreme Court heard this case of December 9, 2000 and focused on two main issues.
Like a strategy straight out of Sun Tzu 's Art Of War, Hillary Clinton is using Donald Trump 's own party against him in a brutal new campaign ad that shows even the majority of Republicans find Trump distasteful and potentially disastrous for America. This week, Donald Trump became the GOP 's presumptive presidential nominee after an embarrassing thrashing in Indiana finally caused Evangelical nut-bar Ted Cruz to accept defeat and drop out of the race, followed shortly by Ohio Governor John Kasich. With Trump the last man standing on the Republican ticket, and Clinton being the odds-on favorite for the Democrats, things are about to get real nasty along the campaign trail as both candidates gear up for the general election. Related; Cruz Defeated Drops Out Of Race
An example of this branch checking another branch June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court ruled that section three of the “Defense of Marriage Act" is unconstitutional and that the government can’t discriminate against married L/G couples in deciding federal protection or benefits. The Judicial Branch rightfully checked this Congress law in an attempt to stop governmental prejudice. An instance of the Judicial Branch being checked is 1805 Associate Justice Samuel Chase was impeached due to expressing his strict federalist ideas in the court and the idea of Judges serving for life irritating Thomas Jefferson; The House of Reps passed the articles of impeachment, and then was acquitted by the Senate. This shows that the other branches have the right (with the right resources) to impeach Supreme Court justices if they step out of
Recounts were started, then stopped as Republicans and Democrats wrangled over what standards to apply. It was more than a little chaotic. The Supreme Court actually interposed itself into the election contest three times. Only the last two are known as Bush v. Gore.
The Texas legislature created the Sunset Advisory Commission by enacting the Texas Sunset Act, Chapter 325 of the Texas Government Code in August, 1977. By initiating this act, Texas became the second state to establish sunset provisions into their state laws. The Texas government gives it the name “sunset” because this refers to an agency, law, or program that will expire on a certain date unless it is approved by the legislature. The Sunset Advisory Commission was founded in order to prevent government scandals that were occurring at the state and federal levels. State's sunset provisions typically all believe that government agencies and programs should be reviewed.
Collision 2012 Dan Balz’s Collision 2012 tracks the ebbs and flows of the 2012 presidential campaign, starting from the disastrous 2010 mid-terms for the Democratic Party, moving into the crazy ride that was the Republican primary, and finally ending with the tumultuous presidential battle. Through his tracking and research of the election, Balz finds that the 2012 election cycle was a stark departure from prior cycles, characterized by three major collisions which set the tone for the future of elections/campaigns and our country. One of these collisions was the clash between the America that elected Barack Obama in 2008 and the America that gave Democrats their biggest defeat since 1938 in 2010. The 2008 election led to Democrats gaining
First of all, let us look over what circumstances caused the Nixon vs. Condon case to reach the court. In 1927, the Supreme Court flattened the Texas law which prevented black people from taking part in the Democratic primary election of Texas, in the Nixon v. Herndon case. Not soon after that decision was made, the Texas Legislature removed the old law and substituted it for a new law. This new statute called for every single political party from that point on to "in its own way determine who shall be qualified to vote or otherwise participate in such political
Since the presidential candidates have been fighting for the democratic/rebuplican nominee, there’s been a “faveriote” candidate, Donald Trump. Since Donald Trump has announced his running in the race, he has said some things people disagree with. He even has had celebrities threaten to leave the country if he becomes president. So there’s been a campain, and anti-trump can pain. The campaign which now has ultimately failed, since trump’s competors have all dropped out, meaning he automatically gets the republican seat.
“The Committee uncovered the existence of the secret White House tape recordings, sparking a major political and legal battle between the Congress and the President.” (3) One was known as the “smoking gun” tape, which revealed Nixon’s involvement in the Watergate cover-up from June 23, 1972, only a few days after the Watergate break-in. (4) Nixon soon lost all his political support, facing impeachment from the House Judiciary Committee. In August 1974, Nixon resigned from office, becoming the only U.S. president in history to
The presidential election in 2000 was between George W. Bush and Al Gore Jr. When Gore lost to Bush in Florida he demanded a hand count. The state of Florida discounted 175,000 ballots that were cast “improperly.” Those ballots mostly came from African- American districts. After Gore discovered that some ballots “were disqualified for ‘over votes,’ selecting too many candidates, while others had incomplete punches,” (108), he went to the Florida State Supreme Court to review the “undercounted” ballots.
Martin O’Malley had one clear chance to make waves within the Democratic National Committee, and he seized it, delivering a fiery speech Friday that condemned his party’s leadership for what he called a process “rigged” to help Hillary Rodham Clinton — namely, curtailing the number of presidential primary debates. Accusing party leaders of trying to keep Democratic ideas hidden as the Republican presidential candidates spew “racist hate” from their debate lecterns, Mr. O’Malley, the former Maryland governor and mayor of Baltimore, questioned the decision to hold “four debates and four debates only” before the first four states finish voting. “This is totally unprecedented in our party’s history,” Mr. O’Malley said. “This sort of rigged process has never been attempted before.
In the Senate, when a bill requires a cloture vote, you need 60 votes for it to pass. At that time, Senate Democrats did not have 60 votes. They began to negotiate with Republicans trying to find the last few votes to swing the bill to passage. To gain the final votes, Al Franken (D) won a special election in Minnesota, Republican Senator Arlen Specter switched parties to become a Democrat, and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) was swayed in to voting for cloture to end the debate on the bill (Staff of the Washington Post, 2010). This now meant that the Senate passed the bill through the Finance Committee, debated it on the floor, passed the cloture vote and was now being called for a final vote in the Senate.
May 22 1977 Carter revealed a new foreign policy for the USA. He signed a canal treaty with Panama. The people of Iran had taken a few Americans and held them hostage. He fired five people from the cabin and many saw him as unfit for the job. November 4, 1979 Iranian students marched to the embassy in Tehran threatening to take
Haiti has a semi-presidential government, which means there is both a President, who acts as the head of state, and a Prime Minister, who acts as the head of government who work together. After the earthquake struck in 2010, the presidential and legislative elections intended for the end of that year were pushed back. After much corruption, influxes in power, and protests, Haiti is trying to gain control of their government once more. After legislation elections in August 2015, violent protests erupted, but Haiti still gained political headway. Presidential elections were set to happen in October of 2015, but the Electoral Council was unable to provide a majority vote and the election was once more at a standstill.
Gerrymandering restrictions is likely to be a key topic of debate for the Supreme Court as partisan lines have tested the constitutionality of the act. While this process of redrawing boundary lines has been around for a long time, it is not the same that it once was. The act of gerrymandering and redrawing boundaries has become more of a drastic partisan act in the modern election world than ever before because of technology. The 1986 Supreme Court ruling in Davis v. Bandemer declared partisan gerrymandering for electoral advantage justiciable under the United States Constitution. The asymmetry standard in testing for gerrymandering states that the act needs to exhibit intentions that partisan gerrymandering would be recognized for its given distribution of popular votes, if parties switch who holds the popular vote and if the number of seats in a district would change unequally based on Supreme Court cases Vieth v. Jubelirer and LULAC v. Perry.