The Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. “proved itself resistant to caricature” in the last term, Adam Liptak wrote in a New York Times article.
Under the headline, “In Supreme Court Term, Striking Unity on Major Cases,” Liptak expanded on the theme:
“A look back at the term just concluded reveals that the court, which has had a reputation for predictable ideological splits, has entered a new phase. This term, it sometimes worked with striking unanimity and assertiveness to review the actions of the other branches of government. Partly for this reason, its relationship to the Obama administration has often been a distinctly adversarial one.”
At The Atlantic, David Paul Kuhn offered a contrasting analysis, “The Incredible Polarization and Politicization of the Supreme Court.”
A New York Times editorial, meanwhile, branded the nation’s highest court “The Radical Supreme Court.” In the Los Angeles Times, Michael Hiltzik’s column was headlined, “Conservatives still control high court despite healthcare ruling.”