The Supreme Court As A Multi Layered Methodology Process

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Introduction: The Supreme Court provides for an interesting branch of research as the Justices are unelected by the people in a democratic society. The President will appoint the Justices based on a variety of reasons, party loyalty, legal background, ideology, and more, then will be either approved or not approved through the Senate. However, despite the public not having any direct choice in Justice picks, the public still holds a high level of support for the judiciary branch. The federal courts and the Supreme Court often do not face adversary from the public, and their case decisions are usually accepted by the people. This is due to a variety of reasons, explored in this research. Due to these theories and this phenomenon, I ask if the Supreme Court has the ability to change public opinion? Through a multi-layered methodology process, I will explore if this is possible and the impact that this will have on future research, while also supporting legitimacy theory and salience theory. Literary Analysis: This study is examining the relationship between the Supreme Court and public opinion, one cannot first understand this relationship without exploring past theoretical studies. Previous research has asked questions that essentially say, can public opinion make an impact on the Supreme Court, while this author is asking does the Supreme Court change public opinion? This research is normatively important because it demonstrates the level of legitimacy the Court has,

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