The Supreme Court and the End of the Democratic Century

Posted on AllSides May 13th, 2022
From The Left
Supreme Court, Democracy, Roe v Wade Leak
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

It’s not clear where historians will ultimately draw the line, but one could make a good case that the looming Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health decision marks the end of a Democratic century. The moral arc of the universe may have seemed like it was bending toward a liberal vision of the social world, but in fact much of that vision — including the New Deal and the Warren Court — was something of an historical anomaly, created by chance.

The judicial branch is a lagging indicator of party power, with lifetime-appointed...

Read full story

More News about Supreme Court from the Left, Center and Right

From the Left

From the Center

From the Right