Supreme Court Case Analysis

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Final Exam Questions
Question #1: In your class presentations as well as in my Supreme Court case summaries (especially in cases like Marbury, Dred Scott, Bush v. Gore and Citizens United), it could be argued that the Supreme Court (at least in certain periods) decides cases more as a political matter than consistently following rigid legal rules and rationales. Having sat through multiple presentations, what are your thoughts on this issue? Do you believe the Court is apolitical or political in its rulings and why or why not? Ultimately, I do feel that the Supreme Court is political in its rulings. Perhaps I am a bit of an idealist, but I do believe that the Supreme Court truly attempts to follow rigid legal rules, and rationales. I do not feel that the Supreme Court consciously makes decisions on the sole basis of potential political outcome. In my opinion, however, I feel that the idea truly apolitical judicial system is near impossible. Our judicial system is founded on the
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