Lund Quoted in Election Story

Professor Nelson Lund was quoted in a story about the presidential election, which was posted on election day before the polls had closed.

Supreme Court may be cautious on vote crisis By Michael McGough In: Post-Gazette National Bureau, Tuesday, November 2, 2004.

"Nelson Lund, a professor of law at George Mason University and the author of an article called 'The Unbearable Rightness of Bush v. Gore,' agreed that 'it's very, very unlikely that a case will come out of this election and end up in the Supreme Court, even if you had a repeat of the very close result in 2000.' But Lund said the high court likely would remain on the sidelines not because of criticism of its ruling in Bush v. Gore but because no lower court is likely to render the sort of 'extraordinary' decision handed down in 2000 by the Florida Supreme Court. That decision, Lund said, permitted a recount that was 'so rife with unnecessary forms of non-uniformity' that the U.S. Supreme Court had no choice but to intervene."