““If they overturn the whole thing,…it’ll be like seeing your mother-in-law go over a cliff in your new Lexus.”
—Dr. Gerald Schall, quoted in a New York Times article, Approval Rating for Justices Hits Just 44% in New Poll, on the Supreme Court’s consideration of the health care law.
The article suggests part of the decline of the Supreme Court’s approval rating is due to politically charged cases including Bush v. Gore and Citizens United, adding from Lee Epstein:
“The results of this and other recent polls call into question two pieces of conventional wisdom,” said Lee Epstein, who teaches law and political science at the University of Southern California. One is that the court’s approval rating has been stable over the years, the other is that it has been consistently higher than that of the other branches of government, Professor Epstein said.