Although we may never know with complete certainty the identity of the
winner of this year's Presidential election, the identity
of the loser is perfectly clear. It is the Nation's confidence
in the judge as an impartial guardian of the rule of law.† I respectfully dissent.
††††† - Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens on December 12,
2000, in his written dissent against the Supreme Courtís Republican majority
of five awarding the presidency to George W. Bush in December, 2000