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The Coming Liberal Disaster at the Supreme Court

The conservatives on the Court are poised for a comeback. Credit Photograph by Alex Wong/Getty

The conservatives on the Court are poised for a comeback.
Credit Photograph by Alex Wong/Getty

From The New Yorker, By , 09/01/15 –

The beleaguered liberals on the Supreme Court had a great deal to celebrate in the term that ended in June. Two epic cases, and even some lesser ones, went their way. In Obergefell v. Hodges, the Justices ruled, five to four, that all fifty states must recognize same-sex marriages. And in King v. Burwell, the Court, by a vote of six to three, dismissed a challenge to the Affordable Care Act that might have, as a practical matter, destroyed the law. A surprising victory in a housing-discrimination case and another where the Court allowed limits on judges’ soliciting campaign contributions completed a major run of progressive victories.

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