Gallup: Fifty percent of Americans disapprove of Supreme Court

Gallup: Fifty percent of Americans disapprove of Supreme Court
Gallup: Fifty percent of Americans disapprove of Supreme Court

Gallup: Fifty percent of Americans disapprove of Supreme Court

The US Supreme has another docket of substantial and potentially far reaching cases this term: Voting rights, affirmative action, and abortion are all expected to come up this time around. Last session saw two historic rulings: one recognizing marriage equality in all 50 states and the other upholding nationwide subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. The same sex marriage case has some calling the high court’s decisions “judicial tyranny.” That camp is no doubt part of the nearly 50 percent of Americans that, according to a Gallup Poll, give the court the thumbs down. John Marshall Law School Professor Steve Schwinn shares his take on the approval rating of the Court. (Flickr/Rob Crawley)