Will the SCOTUS justices’ (presumed) awareness of the extreme and rarely seen degree of division in the US influence their decisions? Should it? Should they actively try to ease it?
I hope it does, and that they will try to mend the nation’s rift, but I am not optimistic. I don’t know much about US law but the concept seems self-evidently incompatible with even a minimal originalist interpretation of the Constitution. I suspect too many justices would be disinclined to ‘tinker’ with the original wording of the Constitution for them as whole to agree to even attempt such a mission.
But, as I say, I really am ignorant about their limits and intentions so mostly want to hear what everyone else thinks.
(I guess this could have also been posted in Elections. Please move prn)
ETA: Maybe by declining to hear any case that even touches on abortion, for example. Or gay equality. Or, of course, in their formal opinions for those cases they do hear.