Today in 2000: Bush v. Gore is decided

Dec 12, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

On December 12, 2000, the Supreme Court decided Bush v. Gore, effectively deciding the 2000 presidential election in George W. Bush’s favor

Today in 1981: Sandra Day O’Connor becomes the first female Supreme Court Justice

Sep 21, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

On September 21, 1981, Sandra Day O’Connor was confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate, and became the first female Supreme Court Justice in history.

Today in 2000: SCOTUS puts the brakes on Florida recount

Dec 9, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

On December 9, 2000, the Supreme Court stopped the manual vote recount of the 2000 U.S. presidential election in Florida and effectively decided the election.