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Bush v. Gore

When the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Bush v. Gore,

many critics portrayed the decision as the latest and best example of the

contention that legal decisions are, at their core, just political decisions

masquerading as higher law.

a) To what extent is a â??politicalâ? element involved in every decision

affecting peopleâ??s rights and protections?

b) What does the argument in the opening paragraph above suggest about

judicial selection procedures and about judicial review generally?

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When the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Bush v. Gore,

many critics portrayed the decision as the latest and best example of the

contention that legal decisions are, at their core, just political decisions

masquerading as higher law.

a) To what extent is a â??politicalâ? element involved in every decision

affecting peopleâ??s rights and protections?
Where rights and protections are involved there is a political element involved in every decision affecting people's rights and protections. The decisions relating to peoples' rights and protections are directly related to the Constitution and these are finally decided in the US Supreme Court. On the other hand the appointment of ...

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