Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentGovernment · 10 months ago

Should the Supreme Court be able to overturn popular opinion? How often and why should the Supreme Court listen to the will of the people?

4 Answers

  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    The Supreme Court only exists because the average citizen is not a Constitutional expert. The Court Justices are appointed for life precisely because that was supposed to keep them above politics and populism. Ergo, SCOTUS cannot consider public opinion when deliberating the Constitutional efficacy of a given case before it.

  • 10 months ago

    The Supreme Court should rule only based on the LIMITED authority granted in the Constitution.

  • 10 months ago

    The Court should never consider popular opinion., only the Constitution.

  • 10 months ago

    SCOTUS should never listen to popular opinion. SCOTUS is supposed to rule based solely on the Constitution and the law.

    Judges that rule based on anything else are what we Cons call "Activist Judges" and it s totally improper.

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