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Supremes’ popularity continues to slip

Just 44 percent of Americans give the thumbs up to the work the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court are doing, according to the newest New York Times poll, the latest in a series of surveys to demonstrate just how far the high court’s approval ratings have plummeted in recent years.

While the drop on popularity – compare the 1980s when two-thirds of Americans gave the Court high marks – is due in part to the nation’s growing distrust of the government in general, but also partly due to the Court’s growing image as a politically polarized body given its 5-4 splits on controversial cases like Bush v. Gore and Citizens United v. FEC.

More here from the Times. Stay tuned to Lawyers USA for the latest developments from the Court.

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