What does the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy mean for the ideology of the Supreme Court? By examining the judicial record of one of Kennedy’s potential successors, Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Donald M. Gooch finds that not only would his appointment – or that of someone with similar views – push the Court farther to the right, it […]
The Supreme Court is just as polarized as the rest of US politics – and this may have profound implications.
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 […]