X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

With neither candidate able to claim a clear victory at the polls, it was up to Florida’s courts and, ultimately, the U. S. Supreme Court to determine the outcome of the 2000 presidential election. As the chief justice of the Florida Supreme Court at the time, Charley Wells, who joined GrayRobinson as a partner in March 2009, played a prime role as the controversial case unfolded. In Inside Bush v. Gore, to be published Tuesday by University Press of Florida, Wells revisits the twists and turns of the 36-day legal standoff between George W. Bush and Al Gore and their respective phalanxes of attorneys. Appointed to the state’s top court in 1994 by then-Governor Lawton Chiles, Wells served as chief justice from 2000 to 2002 and, despite being one of six Democrats on the seven-member court, was among its more reliable conservatives—a reputation he cemented by voting in the minority in the 4-to-3 decision directing that the Florida recount continue. Wells spoke to The Am Law Daily recently about his book and his memories of the tense stretch during which the eyes of the world were on him and his colleagues.

This content has been archived. It is available exclusively through our partner LexisNexis®.

To view this content, please continue to Lexis Advance®.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber? Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via Lexis Advance®. This includes content from the National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.

ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at customercare@alm.com

ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2017 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.