Look, I respect David Souter a lot. He’s probably my favorite justice currently on the bench, though Stevens is tough competition. But this is just insane:
According to Jeffrey Toobin’s new book on the Supreme Court, The Nine, 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,” reports the Examiner.
Wow. Talk about counterproductive. I can just imagine Souter’s thought process: “This decision saddens me. Why not rob the court of one of the only four justices sane enough to rule against it and let its chief beneficiary appoint the replacement? Brilliant!”