This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on August 19, 2022.
Public support for the U.S. Supreme Court is at an all-time low. This dismal polling follows a Court term that started with allowing Texas’ Senate Bill 8 to remain law so that public citizens could police each other’s abortions and ended with completely overturning Roe v. Wade, among other radical conservative decisions. In so many areas of law, the Court is headed in a direction completely out of step with the vast majority of Americans.
The question for the moment is: How did we get here?