Why Americans May Be Losing Confidence In The Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court is nearing an end to this year's session — with big decisions still to come on health care and immigration law.

Yet a recent poll from the New York Times and CBS showed that only 44 percent of Americans approve of the job the court is doing.

A series of editorials in the Boston Globe maintain that the lack of confidence has to do with the over-politicization of the court and the activism of many of the justices.

Those actions, the Globe posits, give the public the perception that the court is simply another group of legislators.


  • Peter Canellos, editorial page editor, Boston Globe

This segment aired on June 15, 2012.


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