We Can No Longer Afford Illusions | The Supreme Court and the Left

Duncan Hosie

That the Supreme Court is ethically compromised has become almost comically obvious. Recent sweeping decisions, from the overturning of Roe v. Wade to the dismantling of affirmative action, to the extension of innocent Americans’ prison sentences, have been handed down in the midst of myriad scandals involving justices and their wealthy, purportedly uncorrupt friends. The high court, now dominated by conservatives, is not just independent but dangerously rogue.   For Issue...

A Judicial Rorschach Test

Duncan Hosie

June 30 was a busy day at the Supreme Court. Its conservative supermajority struck down the Biden administration’s student loan cancellation initiative and sided with a for-profit business that claimed a constitutional right to discriminate against same-sex couples seeking wedding services. (All this just one day after gutting affirmative action in college admissions.) These blockbuster opinions reflected the unapologetic ambition that has dominated the high court since the death of...

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