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Keck Discusses the Conservative Supermajority of the US Supreme Court in Al Jazeera Article

July 13, 2023

Al Jazeera

Thomas M. Keck

Thomas M. Keck

The U.S. Supreme Court make a series of swift decisions before heading out on recess that provoked outrage and surpise on the political left. The court's decisions skewed towards the right—a reflection of the six-to-three conservative majority that took shape under former President Donald Trump.

The “dominant theme” of the court’s recent term is that the bench remains staunchly conservative. Over the last two years, the conservative supermajority has overseen “multiple, rapid” shifts in the law that appear “ideologically driven,” says Thomas Keck, professor of political science and Michael O. Sawyer Chair of Constitutional Law and Politics.

Read more in the Al Jazeera article, “US Supreme court continues conservative lurch in recent decisions.” 

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