About the Supreme Court

From the Congressional Research Service, a report on The Supreme Court’s Overruling of Constitutional Precedent. Kathryn Haglin (Penn), Soren Jordan (Auburn), Alison Higgins (Susquehanna), and Merrill Joseph Ura (Texas A&M): Ideology and Public Support for the Supreme Court. David Fontana (GWU): How Do People Think About the Supreme Court When They Care? Everyone wants the Supreme Court to thwart democratic majorities: The Constitution protects the rights of minorities — and despite their rhetoric, both Republicans and Democrats support that. How the court got so supreme: Secrecy and speechifying, collegiality and hierarchy, exceptionalism and opulence on the Supreme Court. Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s hospitalization yields memes and cultural anxiety.