The High Court Has Low Scores From many Americans- Should We Dump The SCOTUS?
Here's a topic we want to talk about with you and we'll do it tomorrow (10/7/21) on the KIT Morning News. So before the show, let's do a little background and review. The topic is the SOTUS.....The Supreme Court Of The United States.
Are We Not Loving SCOTUS?
The Washington Post reports that a new poll from the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Public Policy Center found that more than one-third of Americans agree that it might be better to pull the plug on the high court altogether or at a minimum put some kind of leash or restraint on their power.
So what's the problem in the eyes of those taking the poll?
For starters, 34 percent said it might be better to get rid of the court because it issues too many rulings with which Americans disagree. So, do we disagree with the Constitution or the seeming partisan politics now attached to the court? Anytime you make a big decision, some people are bound to disagree, is that a reason to toss the whole system?
38 percent likes the idea of Congress going to work to come up with legislation that puts the brakes on the court's ability to issue rulings on certain topics and issues.
The numbers show that indeed, the full faith and trust in Supreme Court has taken a hot, The previous high mark for dumping the court was 23 percent in 2013, compared to 34% now. The high mark for restraining the court in some fashion was 28 percent in 2018 and it's 38 percent now.
Who Has Lost Trust?
You might think it's just whining liberals that want to kill the court since they seem eager to rewrite or kill the constitution but there are plenty of conservatives who have high court concerns.
33 percent of liberals think it might be better to get rid of the court. 28 percent of conservatives agree. As far aa retraining the court, 37 percent of liberals are on board for the Congress to tie the Courts said Congress should be able to restrain the court's ability to rule in certain cases, as did 31 percent of conservatives.