Teaching Bush v. Gore as History

St. Louis University Law Review, Symposium on Teaching Election Law, 2011

UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2011-32

11 Pages Posted: 31 Jul 2011 Last revised: 24 Jul 2013

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Richard L. Hasen

University of California, Irvine School of Law

Date Written: July 29, 2011

Abstract

This short essay, part of a symposium in the St. Louis University Law Review on teaching election law, examines what it means to teach the Supreme Court's opinion in Bush v. Gore to students who did not experience the 2000 Florida controversy as adults. It offers three approaches to teaching Bush v. Gore as history: (1) The Florida debacle as Rashomon; (2) Bush v. Gore and Equal Protection Law in the Supreme Court; and (3) Bush v. Gore as the Beginning of History.

Suggested Citation

Hasen, Richard L., Teaching Bush v. Gore as History (July 29, 2011). St. Louis University Law Review, Symposium on Teaching Election Law, 2011; UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2011-32. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1898755

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