In a momentous decision the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling, effectively halted the ongoing manual recount in Florida and handed Florida’s electoral votes to George W. Bush. This secured his victory in the state and, consequently, the presidency.

Any suspect arrested in the USA must be informed of four key rights. ‘You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can, and will, be used against you in court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford one, one will be appointed for you.’

As a Supreme Court Justice, Brandeis wrote opinions in favor of individual liberty and freedom of speech, while protecting citizens’ right to privacy.