The Supreme Court of the United States has historically received criticism from all sides of the political spectrum. However, recent Gallop polls suggest a significant loss in confidence by the American people in several institutions of government, including the Court. These ratings were from June 2022 before the last few controversial decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court were entered, including the abortion case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and the New York gun case New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen.
This episode brings together U.S. federal judges in a conversation about judging, and the perception of the U.S. Supreme Court in particular, because of the loss of confidence by the American people in the Court.
The conversation is moderated by ALI President David F. Levi, who served on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California from 1990 to 2007, including chief judge from 2003 to 2007. Joining him are Raymond J. Lohier Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Jeffrey S. Sutton, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and Diane P. Wood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.