Janus of Jurisprudence
An observer notes the Supreme Court's steady move to the right, accomplished, almost without notice or comment, by removing the court's left-leaning justices.
The source: “The Myth of the Balanced Court” by Cass R. Sunstein, in American Prospect, Sept. 2007.
The oldest and longest-serving justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, John Paul Stevens, is considered its most liberal member. In 1980, he was the institution’s middle-of-the-roader, squarely in the ideological center of the nine justices. In the intervening decades, “Stevens hasn...