Combines perspectives from law and the social sciences to assess the long-term impact of the 2000 presidential election.
The resolution of the 2000 presidential election by the U.S. Supreme Court's Bush v. Gore decision generated an extraordinary outpouring of literature in a very short period of time. Now that the initial furor over the decision has subsided, The Final Arbiter presents a sober consideration of the consequences of the decision for the law, the presidency, and the legitimacy of the American political system. The contributors include well-established names in law and political science, as well as up-and-coming scholars, offering a broad understanding of Bush v. Gore's long-term impact. This book will be useful as a classroom text in both survey courses on elections and the courts and for advanced courses that consider the impact of judicial rulings on the government and political process.
At the University of Akron, Christopher P. Banks is Associate Professor of Political Science and author of Judicial Politics in the D.C. Circuit Court; David B. Cohen is Assistant Professor of Political Science and coeditor (with John W. Wells) of American National Security and Civil Liberties in an Era of Terrorism; and John C. Green is Distinguished Professor of Political Science and the editor of numerous books, including The Politics of Ideas: Intellectual Challenges Facing the American Political Parties (coedited with John Kenneth White), also published by SUNY Press.