“Any time you’re deciding a case involving a presidential election, it’s awfully close to politics.” – Sandra Day O’Connor on “Face the Nation
THIS WAS JUST too much to believe. How did former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor have the unmitigated gall to weigh in with those words? Close to politics? It was politics and it disgraced the Rehnquist court and showed the Supreme Court for what it is today.
“That trend down began with the Bush-Gore decision…” – Sandra Day O’Connor
The trend she’s talking about is the sullied reputation of the Supreme Court.
There’s been a great deal written about Mrs. O’Connor’s dissatisfied ruminations over getting slimed with her own decision to join what was arguably the worst opinion in modern history, because it actually manifested in the Supreme Court choosing the president of the United States, wiping out the votes of citizens.
The Supreme Court should not have been anywhere near Bush v. Gore, which should have been left to Congress.
It is a horrible stain on Mrs. O’Connor’s career, for which she deserves and earned historical infamy, along with Justices Scalia, Kennedy and Thomas, all of whom joined arguably the most politically motivated Chief Justice in modern times, William Rehnquist.