Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor expressed doubts that the nation’s highest court should have ruled on the controversial Bush v. Gore case that decided the outcome of the 2000 presidential election.

“It took the case and decided it at a time when it was still a big election issue,” O’Connor told the Chicago Tribune editorial board on Friday. “Maybe the court should have said, ‘We’re not going to take it, goodbye.'”

The Tribune has more from O’Connor:

The case, she said, “stirred up the public” and “gave the court a less-than-perfect reputation.”

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