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    O'Connor questions court's decision to take Bush v. Gore

    from the Chicago Tribune, an interview with former Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O'Connor

    O'Connor questions court's decision to take Bush v. Gore

    Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor hasn't given much thought to which was the most important case she helped decide during her 25 years on the bench. But she has no doubt which was the most controversial. It was Bush v. Gore, which ended the Florida recount and decided the 2000 presidential election. Looking back, O'Connor said, she isn't sure the high court should have taken the case.

    "It took the case and decided it at a time when it was still a big election issue," O'Connor said during a talk Friday with the Tribune editorial board. "Maybe the court should have said, 'We're not going to take it, goodbye.'"

    The case, she said, "stirred up the public" and "gave the court a less-than-perfect reputation."
    What a different world we would be living in.

    Bush v. Gore will be debated for many years to come.
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    Re: O'Connor questions court's decision to take Bush v. Gore

    I wouldn't put to much stock in a quote from her. In most of her interviews I have seen, heard or read, she is so circular and non-committal when it comes to specific cases that it is hard to really even gauge what she was really saying without listening to the whole thing. She is very evasive in that regard.

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    Re: O'Connor questions court's decision to take Bush v. Gore

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    from the Chicago Tribune, an interview with former Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O'Connor



    What a different world we would be living in.

    Bush v. Gore will be debated for many years to come.
    She's full of crap if she thinks that's what soured the people on the SCOTUS. The court already had a "less-than-perfect reputation", been that way for quite some time.

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    Re: O'Connor questions court's decision to take Bush v. Gore

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    from the Chicago Tribune, an interview with former Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O'Connor



    What a different world we would be living in.

    Bush v. Gore will be debated for many years to come.
    Are you kidding me here? My goodness, how long will some people allow their BDS to go untreated?
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    Re: O'Connor questions court's decision to take Bush v. Gore

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    What a different world we would be living in.
    If Gore were elected the world wouldn't have ended a couple months ago.

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    Re: O'Connor questions court's decision to take Bush v. Gore

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Are you kidding me here? My goodness, how long will some people allow their BDS to go untreated?
    Just think of all the birther threads we have to look forward to by people who aren't even born yet. Some conspiracies never die.

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    Re: O'Connor questions court's decision to take Bush v. Gore

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    from the Chicago Tribune, an interview with
    former Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O'Connor



    What a different world we would be living in.

    Bush v. Gore will be debated for many years to come.
    We would have a Republican winning the Presidential election in 2008 had Gore won and allowed Franklin Raines to continue ripping off the American tax payer.

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    Re: O'Connor questions court's decision to take Bush v. Gore

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    from the Chicago Tribune, an interview with former Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O'Connor



    What a different world we would be living in.

    Bush v. Gore will be debated for many years to come.
    Had the Supreme Court not taken up the case, you potentially would have had the State Supreme Court in Florida deciding the Presidential election instead. Would that have been more acceptible? Would it not have been debated for years to come?

    People on the country's Supreme Court should not be afraid of controversy. It seems Justice O'Connor was wise to resign before her weakness clouded her judgement.
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

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    Re: O'Connor questions court's decision to take Bush v. Gore

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    If Gore were elected the world wouldn't have ended a couple months ago.
    Gore was elected. Until the Supreme Court decided to appoint GWB.
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    Re: O'Connor questions court's decision to take Bush v. Gore

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Gore was elected. Until the Supreme Court decided to appoint GWB.
    So, by using the logic that liberals are clearly still smarting over, that makes Romney President right now.
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