Monday, April 29, 2013 5:56 pm
O'Connor voices regret over Bush v. Gore
The Associated Press
The 83-year-old O'Connor tells the Chicago Tribune editorial board that perhaps she and her colleagues should have turned down the Bush campaign's appeal of a Florida Supreme Court decision to allow a recount requested by the Gore campaign.
O'Connor was in the majority in the high court's 5-4 decision that stopped the recount and sealed Bush's election. She has long lamented the controversy over the decision that she said gave the court a "less-than-perfect reputation."
But in the past, O'Connor has said the court had no choice but to take on the case. She retired in 2006.