The Supreme Court’s Right Turn Goes Way Beyond Guns And Abortion

Source: FiveThirtyEight
by Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux

“When former President Donald Trump’s third Supreme Court nominee was confirmed in 2020, cementing the most conservative [sic] majority on the court since the 1930s, it wasn’t clear which conservative [sic] goals the justices would tackle first. Culture-war issues like abortion, gun rights, affirmative action and religious liberty were obvious possibilities, but issues with a more subtle impact like reining in the power of the executive branch and limiting unions had long been on conservative [sic] legal advocates’ wish list, too. So the question wasn’t whether the court would move to the right — it was more a question of where they’d start.” (01/13/22)