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Supreme Court Falling Into Ideology, Yale Law Prof Says

May 30, 2014

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With five Republican-appointed members, including Chief Justice John Roberts, the partisan influence is seeping into cases the Supreme Court chooses to hear and how it is ruling in those cases, argues New York Times op-ed columnist and Yale Law professor Linda Greenhouse. “The problem is not only that the court is too often divided but that it’s too often simply wrong: wrong in the battles it picks, wrong in setting an agenda that mimics a Republican Party platform, wrong in refusing to give the political system breathing room to make fundamental choices of self-governance,” she says. The majority “is committed to harnessing the Supreme Court to an ideological agenda.”

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