The Supreme Court Is Not Supposed to Have This Much Power

Source: The Atlantic
by Nikolas Bowie & Daphna Renan

“It’s June again — that time of year when Americans wake up each morning and wait for the Supreme Court to resolve our deepest political disagreements. To decide what the Constitution says about our bodily autonomy, our power to avert climate change, and our ability to protect children from guns, the nation turns not to members of Congress — elected by us — but to five oracles in robes. This annual observance of judicial supremacy — the idea that the Supreme Court has the final say about what our Constitution allows — is an odd affliction for a nation that will close the month ready to celebrate our independence from an unelected monarch.” (06/08/22)