Conservative Appointees Destroying the Supreme Court

June 25, 2012 at 6:19 PM 1 comment

Here’s a short post you’ve got to read:  5 Signs of a Radical Change in U.S. Politics.  This is the conclusion:

Underscoring the point, a Bloomberg poll of 21 constitutional scholars found that 19 of them believe the individual mandate is constitutional, but only eight said they expected the Supreme Court to rule that way. The headline nicely conveys the reality of the current Court: “Obama Health Law Seen Valid, Scholars Expect Rejection.”

How would you characterize a legal system that knowledgeable observers assume will not follow the law and instead will advance a particular party-faction agenda? That’s how we used to talk about the Chinese courts when I was living there. Now it’s how law professors are describing the Supreme Court of the John Roberts era.

When the Supreme Court of the United States doesn’t rule according to legal precedent but according to the political positions of the individual justices, we’re in a world of trouble.


Entry filed under: Laws / Judiciary.

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  • 1. JC for pennies  |  June 26, 2012 at 6:39 AM

    “Neo-con” better describes this court rather than conservatve. A true conservative justice tends to believe in states’ rights, and would naturally side with Montana in not choosing to implement the Citizens’ United (another oxymoronic term) decision. The so-called 5-to-4 “conservative majority” of the SCOTUS is, in fact, not conservative at all. They are part of the “radical right,” or shoud I say “radical wrong?”

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