The Supreme Court

562 Words Jan 26th, 2018 2 Pages
Many landmark decisions have been made by the court that have impacted society in some of the most significant ways; some of these cases include Marbury v. Madison (1803), Brown v. Board of Education (1954), Miranda v. Arizona (1966), and Roe v. Wade (1973). Key decisions that are being made don’t simply impact the plaintiffs and defendants; rather they continually impact the public and the present and future of these issues that have been decided, setting the tone for the rest of us. These important decisions that have and are being made continue to cause much controversy as not all will be agreed on by the public or even other political figures/branches for that matter. And with the way that the court is organized, specifically with lifetime tenure, it can easily make the decisions look to be immune from public opinion. Yet, at this same time, the court must look at how society operates as well as its norms and values, which are impacted by these decisions. And from that aspect, it doesn’t seem that public preference is completely thrown out the window; it takes the ability of the public to identify these concerns/issues that need to be addressed, as is the case when it comes to public-policy making.
The nine justices of the Supreme Court make the most important decisions impacting the U.S.…

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