The U.S. Supreme Court in 2022

Although Democrats have won the popular vote in seven of the United States’ last eight presidential elections, they have had terrible luck with the U.S. Supreme Court. Only one-third of the High Court consists of Democratic appointees, and the other two-thirds consists of three justices appointed by former President Donald Trump and three appointed by previous Republican presidents.

The High Court leaned conservative during the 1990s, but GOP-appointed justices of the past such as Anthony Kennedy, David Souter and Sandra Day O’Connor were a lot more nuanced than the current 6-3 Republican majority — a majority that, according to Guardian reporters Ed Pilkington and Nick Surgey, billionaire Charles Koch is hoping to take full advantage of.

Koch has been a major donor to right-wing causes and GOP candidates, and the Guardian journalists report that he is encouraging the High Court to work against “federal agencies and government regulations.”

“The network has been working behind the scenes to bring cases before the Court that, if successful, could undermine […]

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