On December 9, 2000, the U.S. Supreme Court voted
5-4 to suspend the ongoing recount of Presidential election results
in Florida. Three days later, the Supreme Court in Bush
v. Gore, quashed the recount entirely,
holding it unconstitutional.Learn
more about the Florida recount from the JURIST
On December 9, 1948, the United Nations General
Assembly approved the first world treaty criminalizing genocide.
See the Convention
on Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of
Genocide. For much more information, read
Professor William Schabas' 1999 report The
Genocide Convention at Fifty.