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Dean of Berkeley Law: 'What will it mean for the Supreme Court's legitimacy to go against the weight of public opinion?'

Seated left to right: Justices Samuel A. Alito, Jr. and Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and Justices Stephen G. Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor Standing left to right: Justices Brett M. Kavanaugh, Elena Kagan, Neil M. Gorsuch, and Amy Coney Barrett. Photograph by Fred Schilling, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States
Fred Schilling
The appointment of three justices during the Trump presidency has seen the U.S. Supreme Court take a decidedly conservative turn.

Erwin Chemerinsky thinks decisions by the high court in recent years will have a detrimental effect on its validity in the short term.

Berkeley's Erwin Chemerinsky joined host Steve Kraske just moments after the court's decision overturning Roe v. Wade came down. He offered his thoughts on that and other decisions from the current session saying, "The reality is that Supreme Court decisions are always a product of the ideology of the justices."

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