Bartlit Beck Wins Historic Presidential Election Contest Trial in Gore v. Bush
Gore v. Bush (2000)
Fred Bartlit and Phil Beck represented George W. Bush in the presidential election contest trial before Judge Sauls in Tallahassee, Florida. The one-week bench trial was televised and resulted in a judgment in favor of Bush. Famed Harvard Law Professor and TV commentator Arthur Miller remarked, "watching Phil Beck cross examine is like watching someone carve with an Exacto knife." For more reactions to Bartlit Beck's role in the Presidential Election Trial, click here.