Chart Of The Day

Mar 26 2013 @ 9:51am

Popularity And SCOTUS

SCOTUS often doesn’t do what’s popular:

In the cases of Loving v. Virginia, which struck down state laws banning interracial marriage; Abington School District v. Schempp, which declared Bible reading in public schools unconstitutional; and Texas v. Johnson, which found flag-burning to be constitutionally protected, large majorities of Americans at the time disagreed with the Supreme Court’s decision. On interracial marriage, public opinion is now aligned with the Court’s decision — on flag-burning and prayer in schools it’s not, though it may be moving in that direction.