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Law's DetourJustice Displaced in the Bush Administration$
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Peter Margulies

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780814795590

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814795590.001.0001

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(p.127) 6 Justice and Elections

(p.127) 6 Justice and Elections

(p.127) 6 Justice and Elections
Law's Detour

Peter Margulies

NYU Press

This chapter examines the Bush administration's election-related legal detours, with partticular emphasis on its attempts to pressure prosecutors such as David Iglesias, United States Attorney for New Mexico, to ignore long-standing rules and traditions insulating federal prosecutors from politics. It also considers the administration's disregard for the value of prosecutorial discretion and discusses the Supreme Court ruling in Bush v. Gore, which addressed vote dilution and vote suppression concerns. Finally, it analyzes the Bush administration's bias in the prosecution of public officials and how the Department of Justice carried out political prosecutions within a short period of time prior to elections.

Keywords:   legal detours, David Iglesias, prosecutorial discretion, Supreme Court, Bush v. Gore, vote dilution, vote suppression, prosecutions, Department of Justice, elections

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