Preview: SCOTUS to Decide Landmark Cases This Term

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The Facts

  • On Monday, the new term for SCOTUS will begin with several landmark cases expected to be argued and decided during the court’s nine-month term. The court convenes in the face of a Gallup poll released last week that said 58% of Americans disapprove of the job SCOTUS is doing - the worst rating since 2000.

  • The court, which has a 6-3 conservative majority since former Pres. Trump made three lifetime appointments during his term, proved its tilting to the right with rulings that ended the constitutional right to abortion, and expanded gun rights last term.

The Spin

Republican narrative

If the last SCOTUS term wasn’t enough of a series of victories for conservative values, this upcoming term promises to provide even more reasons to rejoice. Based on the SCOTUS' past willingness to hear certain cases, unfair affirmative action policies will likely be abolished, and freedom of religion upheld.

Democratic narrative

America’s trust in SCOTUS has never been lower. This is because of the court’s willingness to ignore precedent, and in some cases, compelling facts, to make ideological rulings. There might be more conservative victories in this term, but those decisions will continue to erode the court’s legitimacy – a scary prospect for the American people.

Political split



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