Five ways this Supreme Court could change America

Five ways this Supreme Court could change America

Getty Images The nine justices of the US Supreme Court Ever since Donald Trump appointed three conservative justices to the Supreme court during his four-year presidential term, it seemed to many like it was just a matter of time before the highest judicial body in the US started flexing its muscles by tackling some of the hot-button political and legal issues in the country today. With the start of a new court term on Monday, that time may have arrived. The upcoming docket has a handful of cases – on topics such as abortion, gun control, national security and religion – that could not only set lasting precedent for US courts, but fundamentally change the fabric of US society. More than few a political activists across the spectrum have taken notice, prompting some – particularly on the left – to issue dire warnings about the vast power of the judicial branch and suggest ways that power could be restrained, either through changing the composition of the Supreme Court or curtailing its authority. All this criticism has led conservatives on the court to bristle at the accusations that they have a political agenda. Getty Images Supporters of abortion access faced off with opponents in demonstrations outside the US Supreme Court this weekend Justice Samuel Alito said critics were undertaking “unprecedented efforts to intimidate the court”. Amy Coney Barrett, who replaced liberal justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after her death last October, pushed back against those who say the justices are “a […]

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