Docket for 00-949
No. 00-949 Status: DECIDED
Title: George W. Bush and Richard Cheney, Petitioners
v.
Albert Gore, Jr., et al.
Docketed:          Lower Ct: Supreme Court of Florida
December 9, 2000 (SC00-2431)

~~Date~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Proceedings and Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Dec 8 2000Application (A00-504) for a stay pending the filing and disposition of
a petition for a writ of certiorari, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
Dec 9 2000 Response to application (A00-504) filed by respondent Albert Gore,
Jr.
Dec 9 2000 (A00-504)Supplemental memorandum in support of application
received.
Dec 9 2000Petition for writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 7, 2001)
Dec 9 2000 Application (A00-504) referred to the Court by Justice Kennedy.
Dec 9 2000 Petition GRANTED. The application for stay presented to Justice
Kennedy and by him referred to the Court is granted, and it is
ordered that the mandate of the Florida Supreme Court, case No.
SC00-2431, is hereby stayed pending further order of the Court. In
addition, the application for stay is treated as a petition for a
writ of certiorari, and the petition for a writ of certiorari is
granted. The briefs of the parties, not to exceed 50 pages, are to
be filed with the Clerk and served upon opposing counsel on or
before 4 p.m., Sunday, December 10, 2000. Rule 29.2 is suspended
in this case. Briefs may be filed in compliance with Rule 33.2 to
be replaced as soon as possible with briefs prepared in compliance
with Rule 33.1. The case is set for oral argument on Monday,
December 11, 2000, at 11 a.m., and a total of 1 1/2 hours is
allotted for oral argument. Concurring opinion by Scalia, J..
Dissenting opinion by Stevens, J., joined by Souter, Ginsburg, and
Breyer, JJ..
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Dec 9 2000 Blanket consent to the filing of amicus briefs in support of
either party received from counsel for respondents Al Gore, Jr.,
et al.
Dec 9 2000 Motion of respondent Katherine Harris, et al. for divided argument
filed.
Dec 9 2000 Blanket consent to the filing of amicus briefs in support of
either party received from counsel for Katherine Harris, et al.
Dec 9 2000 (A00-504)Application for stay GRANTED. Application treated as a
petition for a writ of certiorari, see 00-949.
Dec 10 2000 Blanket consent to the filing of amicus briefs in support of
either party received from counsel for George W. Bush, et al.
Dec 10 2000 Motion of respondent Katherine Harris, et al. for divided argument
GRANTED.
Dec 10 2000Brief of petitioners George W. Bush, et al., and separate appendix to
petitioners brief filed.
Dec 10 2000Brief of respondent Albert Gore, Jr. filed.
Dec 10 2000Brief of respondents Carr, Harrell, Richardson, Schuler, Temple, and
Thomas filed.
Dec 10 2000Brief of respondent John E. Thrasher filed.
Dec 10 2000Brief amici curiae of Florida House of Representatives and Florida
Senate filed.
Dec 10 2000Brief amicus curiae of Michael F. Wasserman filed.
Dec 10 2000Brief amici curiae of William H. Haynes, et al. filed.
Dec 10 2000Brief amicus curiae of Alabama filed.
Dec 10 2000Brief amicus curiae of Mary Ann Smania filed.
Dec 10 2000Brief amicus curiae of National Bar Association filed.
Dec 10 2000Brief amici curiae of Robert Harris, Steven Medina, and other Florida
Voters filed.
Dec 10 2000Brief amicus curiae of Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law
filed.
Dec 10 2000Brief amicus curiae of Robet A. Butterworth, Attorney General of
Florida filed.
Dec 10 2000Brief of respondents Stephen Cruce, et al. filed.
Dec 10 2000
Brief of respondents Katherine Harris, et al. filed.
Dec 11 2000 ARGUED.
Dec 12 2000 Adjudged to be REVERSED and REMANDED PER CURIAM. Judgment is
reversed and remanded for further proceedings not inconsistent
with this opinion. Concurring opinion by the CHIEF JUSTICE, joined
by SCALIA, and THOMAS, JJ. Dissenting opinion by STEVENS, J.,
joined by GINSBURG and BREYER, JJ. Dissenting opinion by SOUTER,
J., joined by BREYER, J., and by STEVENS and GINSBURG,JJ., in all
but Part C. Dissenting opinion by GINSBURG, J., joined by STEVENS,
J., and joined by SOUTER and BREYER, JJ., as to Part I. Dissenting
opinion by BREYER, J., joined by STEVENS and GINSBURG, JJ., except
as to Part I-A-1 with whom SOUTER, J., joins as to Part I. The
mandate is issued forthwith pursuant to Rule 45.2.
Dec 12 2000 MANDATE ISSUED.
Dec 12 2000 The Clerk directed to issue the mandate forthwith.
Dec 13 2000 Record returned to Supreme Court of Florida
 


~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
Theodore B. Olson Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher 2029558500
1050 Connecticut Avenue, N. W.
Washington, DC 20036
 
Attorneys for Respondent:
Bruce S. Rogow Broward Financial Centre 9547678909
500 East Broward Blvd., # 1930
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33394
 
David Boies Boies, Schiller & Flexner 9142739800
80 Business Park Dr., Ste. 110
Armonk, NY 10504
 
Denise D. Dytrych 301 North Olive Ave., Ste. 6015613556021
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Party name: Palm Beach County Canvassing Board
 
John D.C. Newton Berger, Davis & Singerman 8505613010
215 S. Monroe St. Ste. 705
Tallahassee, FL 32301
 
Joseph P. Klock Steel, Hector & Davis 3055772877
200 South Biscayne Blvd. 41 Fl
Miami, FL 33131-2398
Party name: Katherine Harris
 
W. Dexter Douglass Douglass Law Firm 8508246191
211 East Call Street
Tallahassee, FL 32302
 
Robert A. Butterworth Department of Legal Affairs 9547124670
The Capitol PL 01
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1050
 
Deborah Kearney Florida Department of State
The Capitol, PL-02
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250
 
Laurence H. Tribe Hauser Hall 420 6174954621
1575 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Party name: Albert Gore, Jr.
 
William Kemper Jennings Post Office Box 1256 8508921300
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
Party name: Carr, Harrell, Richardson, Schuler, Temple, and Thomas
 
George S. LeMieux Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart 9544622000
500 East Broward Blvd., # 1400
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394
Party name: John E. Thrasher
 
Robert A. Destro Columbus School of Law 2023195139
The Catholic Univ. of America
Washington, DC 20064
Party name: Stephen Cruce, et al.
 
Other Attorneys:
Charles Fried 1545 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Party name: Florida House of Representatives and Florida Senate
 
Michael F. Wasserman 800 Seventh St,. N.W., # 201
Washington, DC 20001
Party name: Michael F. Wasserman
 
Jay Alan Sekulow Am. Center for Law & Justice 2023372273
1000 Thos. Jefferson St., N.W
Washington, DC 20007
Party name: William H. Haynes, et al.
 
Bill Pryor Attorney General 3342427300
11 South Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130-0152
Party name: Alabama
 
Mel Pearlman 2909 Lakeview Drive 4078346700
Fern Park, FL 32730
Party name: Mary Ann Smania
 
David Earl Honig 3636 16th St., N.W. 2023327005
Suite B-366
Wshington, DC 20010
Party name: National Bar Association
 
Bruce J. Terris Terris, Pravlik & Millian 2026822100
1121 12th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
Party name: Robert Harris, Steven Medina, and other Florida Voters
 
Burt Neuborne 161 Avenue of the Americas
12th Floor
New York, NY 10013
Party name: Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law
 
Paul F. Hancock Deputy Attorney General 8504871963
The Capitol
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Party name: Robet A. Butterworth, Attorney General of Florida