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Supreme Court Approval Rating

Most Voters Think The Supreme Court Treats Corporations Better Than People

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

American voters are broadly unhappy with the U.S. Supreme Court, according to a poll released Tuesday. The survey, conducted by Democratic pollster Th...

Americans Unchained: Guns, Government and Justice

Harvey Rosenfield | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Harvey Rosenfield

The presence of a million more guns than people in this country is an alarming plebiscite on the nation's confidence in the rule of law. If Americans lose faith in the courts as they have with other democratic institutions, disputes that would otherwise be settled by law will be settled by force.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, the ongoing impact of money on our politics made a starring appearance on the national stage. In Wisconsin, Governor Scott Walker fought off a bid to recall him, aided by an eight-to-one fundraising advantage over his Democratic opponent. In the presidential race, Mitt Romney's campaign announced it had raised nearly $77 million in May, close to $17 million more than the combined take of President Obama and the Democratic National Committee. The Obama camp trumpeted the fact that its average donation was just over $50, but admitted in a fundraising email: "We got beat." And a new poll showed that the approval rating for the Supreme Court, responsible for the super-PAC-unleashing Citizens United ruling, had dipped to a 25-year low, with three-quarters of Americans saying the justices allow personal or political views to influence their decisions. The justices will, of course, object. But if so... overruled.

Supreme Court's Approval Rating Only 44 Percent

Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

The American public's faith in government continues to decline. President Barack Obama's job approval rating currently stands at 47 percent, Gallu...