Hanson describes Supreme Court as 'minority rule'

September 26, 2022 Michigan Advance

The Supreme Court of the United States has been under fire lately for many of its recent decisions, including the one that overturned Roe v. Wade. Jonathan Hanson, political scientist and lecturer in statistics, broke down what these decisions mean for our political system.

“We’re seeing now a Supreme Court that doesn’t seem particularly anchored on any core principles other than what is transparently a political effort to implement policies that couldn’t be implemented through the legislature,” Hanson said. “How can we call that anything other than rule of the minority? What’s happening now is a violation of democracy. We have minority rule and rights of the majority being taken away.”