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The Supreme Court is just as polarized as the rest of US politics – and this may have profound implications

Gooch, Donald (2015) The Supreme Court is just as polarized as the rest of US politics – and this may have profound implications. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (29 Oct 2015). Website.

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Abstract

Recent years have seen concerns about political polarization in America come to the fore – one only has to look at the recent fight between Congressional Republicans over the next Speaker of the House or Representatives to witness its effects. But what of judicial polarization? In new research which examines polarization in the US Supreme Court since 1938, Donald Gooch finds that this polarization has also increased, and correlates with congressional and presidential polarization. He argues that this trend is fed by shifts in ideological polarization in the Senate, and in public opinion. If it continues, he writes, polarization may lead to more frequent and powerful attacks on the Supreme Court’s authority and supremacy.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2015 13:48
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2020 23:13
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/64299

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