Dershowitz to Newsmax: Justices ‘Good and Decent’ But Still ‘Political’

The nine justices on the U.S. Supreme Court are “good and decent people,” but they’re also “political people” who at times will base their decisions on political factors, even if they say that they apply the Constitution to all rulings rather than acting politically, Harvard law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz said on Newsmax Saturday. 

“Recently, the three Democrats seem to be voting in tandem,” but there have been times when decisions have come from the more conservative judges on the bench, Dershowitz told Newsmax’s “Saturday Report,” citing the 5-4 decision that determined George W. Bush’s win over Democrat challenger Al Gore in the 2000 presidential election. 

Supreme Court justices are political in nature, he said, because “they were appointed by political presidents [to] achieve political results,” but still the presidents who appointed them are often angry because their nominees don’t always make their decisions based on the party line. 

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