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Left and right agree: Supreme Court too political

Americans of all political stripes are fed up with the Roberts Court, a new survey conducted by Democracy Corps has found. A large majority believes the Court’s decisions are being driven more by personal beliefs and ideology than true legal analysis, with nearly two-thirds of respondents rating the Court’s performance as
“fair” or “poor”. Particularly unpopular are the Court’s Corporations United and McCutcheon rulings allowing huge sums to be spent to influence elections.