O’Connor Regrets Bush v. Gore

She stopped short of using the word “regret,” but retired Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O’Connor recently suggested that the high court shouldn’t have intervened in the 2000 election. “Maybe the court should have said, ‘We’re not going to take it,’” O’Connor, who provided the key fifth vote to install Bush as president, told the Chicago Tribune of Bush v. Gore. She admitted that election authorities in Florida had done a poor job, and added that the Supreme Court likely “added to the problem at the end of the day.”