Wednesday, May 01, 2013

O'Connor regrets Bush v. Gore decision

You rarely hear a retired S.Ct. Jusitce admit regret over a decision.  This regret is justified.  Although I "liked" the result in that it set up a  Bush win, I thought the Court was wrong to get involved and the majority opinion was a disaster.  (Another example, I liked the result in Griswold v. Connecticut--consitutional right to "privacy,"  But, the Court's opinion--"penumbras, mis-reading of prior cases, etc.--was a 'joke.") Perhaps unbelievably, the level of trust for the Court and Court's prestige recovered from Bush v. Gore.

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