How do you obtain personal jurisdiction if defendants are from another state claiming lack of personal jurisidction in federal court?
In Bush v. Gore the candidate Bush claims that he was the
plaintiff. Plaintiff to what? Firstly, he was never a candidate.
That's right, neither Gore or Bush were presidential candidates in
2000. They were prospective candidates to the 25 electors who were
to meet in December. Please recall: we do not have a direct
presidential election. The State of Florida has a Legislature which
has selected a popular vote method to choose its 25 electors.
Thus, the only candidates in Florida were the various "candidate
for electoral office" which Katherine Harris certifies as winners.
Even Katherine Harris (the Sect. of State) erroneously declared
George Bush the victor when she certified the state vote tally. How
could she declare Bush the winner when the electors had not yet met
and cast their votes? Was she insane? Al Gore and George Bush had
nothing to do with her certifying twenty-five electors.
Therefore, neither Bush nor Gore were candidates and the Court had
no jurisdiction over Bush's case. The only jurisdiction that the
court may have had was over one or more of the 25 electoral
candidates. The Supreme Court should have dismissed the case
because Bush had no legal standing in his demand. The Court should
have rule, "Case dismissed for Lack of Jurisdiction!!"