Breyer Says Bush v. Gore Was Wrong, But Reaction was Right
Justice Stephen G. Breyer told a Yale Law School audience Monday that the U.S. Supreme Court should never have heard Bush v. Gore and the case was wrongly decided.
But Breyer said the reaction to the decision that ended the Florida election recount is one of the best examples of this country’s rule of law, according to the New Haven Register and the Yale Daily News. The controversial ruling resulted in an election victory for George W. Bush in 2000. But Americans accepted the outcome as binding even if they disagreed with the decision, he said.
“There were no mobs in the streets, no revolutions,” Breyer said. “This is an example of how 300 million people have learned a way to get along under the law even when they think it’s wrong.”