Bloomberg Law
May 13, 2022, 4:10 PM

Move to Scrap Roe Opens Justices to ‘Politicians in Robes’ Label

Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson
Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson

The Supreme Court increasingly risks being treated like a political institution as a conservative majority of justices prepare to overturn its landmark Roe v. Wade abortion ruling.

The leak of a draft majority opinion this month is just the latest potential threat to an institution whose legitimacy relies largely on the public perception of it as a neutral arbiter of the law.

“Without that basic social contract in place, my gravest concern is that we will no longer view what the Court decides as legitimate” and people will stop listening to it, Cornell law professor Jared Carter said about the ...

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