The Supreme Court Is Falling Off Its Pedestal

From a story on by Sam Baker headlined “The Supreme Court falls to Earth”:

The Supreme Court is falling off the pedestal it built for itself, down into the muck of normal politics.

Why it matters: That’s increasingly how the public sees it. That’s how the rest of the political system treats it. And it’s getting harder and harder to believe the justices aren’t interested in wielding that power.

The big picture: The justices tried very hard, for a very long time, to cultivate a perception that they existed on an elevated, erudite plane far above the petty concerns that occupy elected politicians.