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  • Does the Supreme Court need to care about public opinion?

    Illinois political scientist Alicia Uribe-McGuire notes that since the Supreme Court has little power to enact its decisions, it can’t ignore public opinion.

    Illinois political scientist Alicia Uribe-McGuire studies the intersection of the judiciary and other political actors and institutions. She notes that since the Supreme Court has little power to enact its decisions, it can’t ignore public opinion or its popularity when making those decisions.

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  • Editor’s notes:

    To contact Alicia Uribe-McGuire, call 559-905-7744; email aburibe@illinois.edu. Note that Uribe is pronounced “yoo-REE-bee.”

    Uribe-McGuire co-wrote this blog post last year with Michael J. Nelson, based on their previous research: “Confidence in the US Supreme Court is declining, and that puts its decisions at risk from Congress.”