While the nation collapses under the partisan decisions by the decidedly conservative activist Supreme Court, the public has noticed. I'm relieved I wasn't the only one.
Buzzfeed: Only about a third of Americans believe the Supreme Court decides cases based on the law alone ... Americans believe the Supreme Court justices are political, letting their personal views sway their decisions … more than three-quarters of Americans oppose the Citizens United ruling … Americans say they would also like to see more ... access to courtroom proceedings to financial disclosures and ethics rules — as well as an end to lifetime terms.The Numbers:
Greenberg Quinlan Rosner for Democracy Corps: Majorities of Republican, Democratic, and Independent respondents all told the pollsters that “the current U.S. Supreme Court justices often let their own personal or political views influence their decisions” — 54% of Democrats, 62% of Republicans, and 63% of Independents, for a total result of 60% of respondents agreeing with the statement. Only 36% of respondents agree that “the current U.S. Supreme Court justices usually decide their cases based on legal analysis without regard to their own personal or political views.” Specifically regarding the Supreme Court’s Citizens United campaign finance decision from 2010, 80% of Americans opposed the decision and 18% supported it. Although Republicans (72%) were less opposed to the decision than Democrats (82%), it was Independents (84%) most opposed to the decision.