Sandra Day O?Connor: Approval Rating of Supreme Court Disappointing
By Tyrec Grooms
In an interview on ?Face the Nation? on Sunday, former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O?Connor expressed her disappointment over the public?s current approval rating of the Supreme Court. A Huffington Post article cited O?Connor:
“In the past, when the public is asked about three branches of government, the judicial branch has had the highest respect. Now it?s the same for all, it?s all down. It?s a great disappointment to me.”
According to a CBS poll from The New York Times and CBS news, just 44 percent of Americans approve of the Supreme Court.
O?Connor additionally expressed her disappointment with the Citizens United ruling. When asked in the interview whether she believes the increase in super PAC spending has harmed American politics, O?Connor answered, ?It hasn?t helped. I?ll put it that way.?
According to Politico, O?Connor said in the interview that the 2000 Bush vs. Gore Supreme Court decision may have triggered the diminishing public approval of the Court.
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