Neither was ours

New book says Supreme Court Justice David Souter considered resigning over Bush v. Gore.

Published September 4, 2007 3:28PM (EDT)

From the Examiner via "Think Progress" comes this bit from from Jeffrey Toobin's new book on the Supreme Court: Justice David Souter was so troubled by the court's decision in Bush v. Gore that he sometimes wept when he thought about the case and actually considered resigning over it. Toobin says that Souter decided to stay on "at the urging of a handful of close friends" but that his "attitude toward the court was never the same."

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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