Election 2000
Special Coverage
The Lawsuits

The dispute over who won the U.S. presidential election resulted in several state and federal lawsuits. Here is an archive of documents that have been filed. These documents are in PDF format and can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
For a timeline of the major legal battles, click here.
For select audio files, click here.

Bush et. al v. Gore et. al (No. 00-949)
This is the U.S. Supreme Court case in which Bush is challenging the decision of the Florida Supreme Court ordering a recount of the undervote in Florida. Oral arguments are scheduled for Monday, December 11th.

Gore v. Harris et. al (CV 00-2808, 1D00-4688, 1D00-4745, and SC00-2431)
This is a state court case where Vice President Gore contests the certification of the election results in Florida. Initially, Judge Sauls rejected Gore's plea for a recount. The Gore legal team then appealed to the Florida Supreme Court which overturned the lower court ruling and ordered a recount of the undervote in Florida. Bush has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Bush v. Palm Beach County Canv. Bd. (No. 00-836); Siegel v. LePore (No. 00-837)
These cases constitute Bush's first appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear Bush v. Palm Beach County Canv. Bd. (No. 00-836) and declined Siegel v. LePore (No. 00-837). After hearing oral arguments, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated the Florida Supreme Court's decision and remanded the case back for further proceedings.