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Bundle of 2 - Landmark Supreme Court Cases - Presidential Rulings

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This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on Landmark Supreme Court Cases involving the office of President of the United States. Landmark Supreme Court Cases are those cases whose rulings have had far reaching impact on citizen rights in the United States. Both presentations together number 45 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.

Bush v. Gore is the United States Supreme Court decision that resolved the dispute surrounding the 2000 presidential election with the State of FL. The results of the election in the State of FL was extremely close and results in many counties were disputed that prevented either candidate to be declared the winner. At stake was the 25 FL electoral votes both candidates needed to win the election.

The Supreme Court was asked to rule on the results of the election as it related to the “Equal Protection Clause” and the ruling of the FL Supreme Court’s misinterpreting FL election law enacted by the FL Legislature. After much "back & forth," in an extremely time sensitive the Supreme Court had to make a decision to affect the presidential election. The Court had to resolve 2 different questions to fully resolve the case: Were the recounts, as they were being conducted, constitutional? If the recounts were unconstitutional, what is the remedy?

By December 8, 2000, there had been multiple court decisions regarding the presidential election in FL and on that date the FL Supreme Court by a 4-3 vote, ordered a statewide manual recount. On December 9, the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 to ”stay” the FL recount.

Power point presentation #1 is entitled, Landmark Supreme Court Case - Bush v. Gore 29 contains slides and covers the following:

Issues of the 2000 Presidential Election (7)
Map of Initial Election Results
Map of Alleged Voting Irregularities
Issues of the 2000 Presidential Election (2)
Two Sides of the Issue (2)
Rapid Developments
Court Issues to Be Resolved
“Stay” of the FL Recount
Writ of Certiorari
The Supreme Court’s Ruling (4)
Justice Scalia Opinion
Dissenting Opinions
Impact of the Case
Did the Supreme Court Get it Right?
Final Tally
End of Presentation

The Case against President Nixon was a Landmark Supreme Court decision. The Watergate Scandal began during the campaign between Democratic Senator George McGovern and President Nixon. On June 17, 1972, about 5 months before the general election, 5 burglars broke into Democratic headquarters located in the Watergate building complex in WDC.

In May 1973, Nixon's Attorney General, Elliot Richardson, appointed Archibald Cox to the position of special prosecutor charged with investigating the break-in. In October, Nixon arranged to have Cox fired in the Saturday Night Massacre. Public outrage forced Nixon to appoint a new special prosecutor, Leon Jaworski. Jaworski was charged with conducting the Watergate investigation for the government. In April 1974, Jaworski obtained a subpoena ordering Nixon to release certain tapes and papers related to specific meetings between the President and those indicted by the grand jury.

Hoping Jaworski and the public would be satisfied, Nixon turned over edited transcripts of 43 conversations, including portions of 20 conversations demanded by the subpoena. Judge John Sirica, ordered the President to turn the tapes over by May 31. Both Nixon and Jaworski appealed directly to the Supreme Court which heard arguments on July 8.

Less than 3 weeks later the Court issued its decision. The justices struggled to write an opinion that all 8 could agree to. The stakes were so high, in that the tapes most likely contained evidence of criminal wrongdoing by the President and his men, that they wanted no dissent. All contributed to the opinion and Chief Justice Burger delivered the unanimous 8-0 decision.

The Court, in essence, ruled that the President, although worthy of deference due to his powerful position, was not above the law. The Court also acknowledged that the President could, under certain circumstances, successfully assert a claim of "executive privilege," it held that this privilege was not absolute. The Court provided a list of factors that may constitute instances where a claim of "executive privilege" could legitimately be raised, including "military, diplomatic, and national security matters."

Power point presentation #2 is entitled, Landmark Supreme Court Case - Bush v. Gore 29 contains slides and covers the following:

Issues of the 2000 Presidential Election (7)
Map of Initial Election Results
Map of Alleged Voting Irregularities
Issues of the 2000 Presidential Election (2)
Two Sides of the Issue (2)
Rapid Developments
Court Issues to Be Resolved
“Stay” of the FL Recount
Writ of Certiorari
The Supreme Court’s Ruling (4)
Justice Scalia Opinion
Dissenting Opinions
Impact of the Case
Did the Supreme Court Get it Right?
Final Tally
End of Presentation

This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... Landmark Supreme Court Cases.
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