Two U.S. Supreme Court justices and a would-be third—Amy Coney Barrett—all found themselves playing a role in the legal wrangling that accompanied the contested 2000 presidential election between Al Gore and George W. Bush.
Barrett, the Trump administration’s pick to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, was a young associate at the law firm Baker Botts when she traveled to Florida to help Bush, then a client of the firm. She appears, however, to have had a more limited role in the Bush-Gore litigation than did now-Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. and Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
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