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Leon County Circuit Court

The legal match between lawyers for the two presidential candidates continued today in the Leon County Circuit Court in Tallahassee, Florida. Vice President Gore is challenging the state's certification of Texas Governor George W. Bush as the winner of its crucial Electoral College votes. The next hearing on the issues in that case is scheduled for Saturday, but today both teams of lawyers were in a Leon County courtroom anyway, arguing over how many ballots ought to be brought from South Florida to Tallahassee for safekeeping and possible recounting. The judge sided with Bush attorneys who asked for a larger number of ballots to be brought up to the state capitol, not just the 14-thousand disputed ballots requested by the Gore legal team. NPR's Steve Inskeep has the news from the courthouse.

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