Constitutional Places: The Supreme Court of Florida and its AWESOME Rare book room

March 13th, 2014

During a recent trip to Tallahassee, I took a tour of the Supreme Court of Florida (SCOFLA as it’s known). Of course, SCOFLA achieved its most widespread notoriety during the election 2000 controversy between George W. Bush and Al Gore.

Here are photographs of the Supreme Court of Florida, photographs of Clarence Gideon and Louis Wainright (SCOFLA denied review of Gideon’s petition), an actual ballot box and voting machine from Palm Beach County, and the lectern at which Gore v. Harris was argued.



Though, the absolute coolest part of SCOFLA was it’s rare book room. I spent nearly 40 minutes in the room, ogling over the wide-ranging collection. I went on a Twitter flurry, and tweeted all of the books I found of interest (this only scratches the surface). I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.