… Polls conducted in the aftermath of the health care decision have received attention for revealing the public’s fickleness toward the court.
Nathaniel Persily, a law professor at Columbia with expertise in polling and public opinion, shared with me an unpublished article in which he makes the point that few people know much about the Supreme Court and very few ever read a Supreme Court opinion. Rather, they take their cues about the court from opinion leaders they trust. [cont.]
Linda Greenhouse, Yale Law School (NYT)