It was a time of flaring partisan tensions, hanging chads, agonizing delays and national controversy—or, if you were a Florida Supreme Court staff attorney, it might have been a period spent admonishing prying reporters.

After one of the closest presidential elections in history, nominees Al Gore and George W. Bush looked to Florida’s wafer thin margins for answers, triggering a recount. A five-week legal battle ensued as Bush v. Gore came before the state Supreme Court, which ordered a manual recount only to be reversed by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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