Two more days and we'll be at the ninth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Bush v. Gore. Depending upon your political orientation you may have either positive or negative feelings about this period in our recent history, but it's my contention that everyone should have a negative view of the decision because of the constitutional ramifications.
One of the books to come out after the decision was Vincent Bugliosi's "The Betrayal of America" which I purchased at the time. The SCOTUS majority in Bush v. Gore is referred by Bugliosi as "The Felonious Five." Bugliosi spells out how the decision was a grab for power under the guise of a court proceeding and threatens everything we stand for.
The author argues they weren't anything more than political hacks in this instance and while normally for states' rights in other cases they were now operating differently in this case. Let us also recall how the majority was suddenly so interested in using the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment this time around and, again, this was unusual for the majority to be concerned with otherwise.
As you will recall. this Supreme Court decision on December 12th effectively stopped the recount in Florida.
If I get my materials together on this next year, I have a lot of archival footage from this historic event and may post an expanded 10th anniversary edition.
Some TV news excerpts from the time of the decision posted by a contributor on YouTube.
Justice Scalia and his "Get over it" interview on 60 Minutes.