The 2000 presidential election transported the nation down a long and winding road without a map and headed in an uncertain direction. While it might be an exaggeration to say that the system of constitutional law was self-destructing, it is undoubtedly true that the events surrounding the election were spinning out of control, and that irreparable harm to the electoral process and thereby the nation was imminent.
Gary C. Leedes,
The Presidential Election Case: Remembering Safe Harbor Day,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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