Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Souter Cried Repeatedly After Bush v. Gore

Unfortunately, he didn't resign too, as he threatened to do while blubbering like the momma's boy he turned out to be:

According to Jeffrey Toobin’s new book on the Supreme Court, Justice David Souter nearly resigned in the
wake of Bush v. Gore, so distraught was he over the decision that effectively ended the Florida recount and installed George W. Bush as president.

In “The Nine,” which goes on sale Sept. 18, Toobin writes that while the other justices tried to put the case behind them, “David Souter alone was shattered,” at times weeping when he thought of the case. “For many months, it was not at all clear whether he would remain as a justice,” Toobin continues. “That the Court met in a city he loathed made the decision even harder. At the urging of a handful of close friends, he decided to stay on, but his attitude toward the Court was never the same.”


Blogger Steven said...

How insensitive of Al Gore to put him through all that.

5:33 AM  

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