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AASU Advocates Debate Bush v. Gore

Savannah, GA—On November 16, the "AASU Advocates," students taking the American Supreme Court class at Armstrong Atlantic State University, will debate Bush v. Gore and the controversial decision made by the Supreme Court of the United States during the 2000 presidential election. The debate will be held at noon in room 156 of AASU's University Hall. It is being sponsored by AASU's Department of Criminal Justice, Social, and Political Science.

Senator Eric Johnson and Representative Thomas C. Bordeaux, Jr. will participate in the debate in the role of witnesses. The students will debate the Supreme Court ruling, which led to our now having Bush as the forty-third President of the United States.

The Florida Supreme Court changed the dynamics of the election by reversing a lower court and ordering hand recounts statewide. The U.S. Supreme Court halted the recount and agreed to hear Bush and Gore's oral arguments. After a short period of deliberation, the court reversed the state court's decision.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Department of Criminal Justice, Social, and Political Science at 927.5296.



November 14, 2001

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