The Conversation: The Supreme Court’s ideological rulings are roiling US politics – just like when Lincoln and his Republicans remade the court to fit their agenda

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Calvin Schermerhorn

This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on July 15, 2022.

The rulings were hailed by conservatives and criticized by progressives and liberals. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas issued a statement saying: “The Supreme Court’s decision in the Dobbs case, reversing Roe v. Wade, is nothing short of a massive victory for life.” President Joe Biden spoke of the “outrageous behavior of the Supreme Court,” while on his left, Rakim H.D. Brooks, the head of Alliance for Justice, a coalition of more than 130 progressive groups, said, “This disturbing milestone speaks to how hyper-partisan and lawless the Trump Court has become.”

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