Tuesday, October 5, 2010

How the Roberts Court disguises its conservatism. - By Barry Friedman and Dahlia Lithwick - Slate Magazine

How the Roberts Court disguises its conservatism. - By Barry Friedman and Dahlia Lithwick - Slate Magazine

Under the stewardship of its boyish chief justice, John Roberts, the court has taken the law for a sharp turn to the ideological right, while at the same time masterfully concealing it. Virtually every empirical study confirms this rightward turn. Yet recent public opinion polls indicate Americans continue to see a bench that is, if anything, a wee bit too liberal.

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