There isn't a day that goes by that I wonder to myself, where did we go wrong?

There are lots of valid responses. The 1980 election is one because we're still suffering the consequences.

But I can't shake the feeling that Bush v. Gore was where it all went wrong.
Try to imagine a counterfactual where Bush doesn't become president. Do we have a 9/11? Maybe. Do we have a war in Iraq and torture? Probably not. Do we get Roberts and Alito. No. Do we get a housing/insurance bubble? Tough to say.
I think about Bush v. Gore because it was the SCOTUS boldly and unabashedly inserting itself into the political process. It had been political before but not in the same way. SCOTUS was delegitimizing itself by functioning as the arm of FoxNews.
And how many terrible Supreme Court decisions have we seen since Bush v. Gore. A WHOLE BUNCH! Besides Hamdi v. Rumsfeld and Obergefell, I struggle to think of any good ones over the last twenty years.

Citizens' United, Shelby Co., Janus, not overturning gerrymandering, Heller, making class action suits more difficult, upholding travel bans. This is only a partial list. The reaction to the Warren Court lasted far, far longer than the Warren Court.
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