People don’t think the Supreme Court represents them well, a Morning Consult/Insider poll found.
More than 55% said the SCOTUS is “out of touch” with the generation’s needs on abortion access.
70% or more of each age group also said Supreme Court justices should have term limits.

The US’ highest court has a legitimacy problem: The American public doesn’t think the Supreme court represents their best interests, according to a new poll from Morning Consult/Insider.

In the poll from September, Americans of all ages said they think the Supreme Court is “out of touch” on several key issues, especially abortion access and gun regulations. In June, the court issued two landmark rulings on the subjects that appear to have drawn ire from those around the country.  

 

In June 2022, the Supreme Court decided in a 6-3 ideological vote to gut the protections and precedents for safe abortion access it granted to all Americans nearly 50 years ago in the ever-famous Roe v. Wade case.

The Supreme Court’s decision-making around abortion issues appears to have irked those surveyed by Morning Consult and Insider — more than 55% of every age group polled said the Supreme Court was either “somewhat” or “very out of touch” regarding issues relating to abortion access.

Americans’ frustrations with the Supreme Court extend to the issue of access to guns.

The United States, which boasts tremendous Second Amendment gun protections, is also home to rampant firearm-related violence, injuries, and deaths. For decades, especially since the rise in the occurrence of school shootings, many Americans and activists have petitioned their local and federal governments to unveil new regulations on who can possess guns and limit the accessibility of certain types, like military-style assault weapons.

Despite a high number of firearm-related injuries and deaths in the country, the Supreme Court dramatically expanded Second Amendment rights in the nation by declaring that New York’s ruling requiring a license to concealed-carry weapons in public areas was unconstitutional.

The court’s decision on firearm-related issues hasn’t spurred much confidence in the institution.

According to the survey, more than 55% of every age group polled said they think the Supreme Court is either “very” or “somewhat out of touch” on gun regulations.

As the nation’s frustrations with the Supreme Court continue to boil, the survey found that people across the board in the US want term limits for justices. At the moment, a seat on the Supreme Court lasts as long as …read more

Source:: Business Insider

      

SCOTUS has a legitimacy problem: People don’t think it represents them, and want to see term limits, polling shows

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