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U.S. Supreme Court

Court gets poor performance rating

7 May, 2014

A new survey by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner for Democracy Corps finds that 65 percent of Americans are dissatisfied with the court’s performance. Dissatisfaction with the court’s lackluster job performance spans party lines; Democrats rate the court better than do either Independents or Republicans. The summary says:

This leads to a broad, cross-partisan consensus in support of a series of reforms to the Court, including more disclosure of outside activities, abolishing lifetime appointments, and broadcasting Court proceedings on TV, radio and the Internet.

The pollsters believe recent campaign finance decisions drive the public’s distrust of the court.