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Opinion | What's Behind the Conservative Rift on the Supreme Court

Jul 28, 2021 - Politico

Many court watchers are still paying attention only to how liberal or conservative the justices are. But there's another factor at work.

After Amy Coney Barrett replaced Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court last fall, plenty of court watchers assumed that the bench would start churning out an endless line of conservative opinions. But that didn't happen. While there were some conservative wins-most notably on the limits of the Voting Rights Act and unionizing-this past term was far mor...