Recent issues with the Supreme Court have angered many Americans. Trust in and respect for the Supreme Court are at a long-time low. Joining Host Jim Falk to talk about the Court’s present issues and standing is:
Hon. Alberto R. Gonzales
Former U.S. Attorney General of the United States
Belmont University College of Law.
According to Pew Research, in the last three years, the share of adults with a favorable view of the Supreme Court has dropped 15% from 70% to 54%.
Coming off what some would say was a brutal confirmation hearing of newly installed Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, and several controversial decisions, it is no surprise that people are questioning the role of the Court, an institution once trusted by the majority of the American public.
Yale professor and author Linda Greenhouse describes the Court under Chief Justice Earl Warren, a half-century ago, as very different from today.
Her argument is that “the Court harnessed the Constitution as an engine of progress for racial minorities, criminal suspects, and for the right of all Americans to have their votes receive equal weight.”
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