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    Those 5-to-4 decisions on the Supreme Court? 9 to 0 is far more common

    There is a common conception that SCOTUS votes are usually 5-4 when it comes to deciding a case.

    I found an article that dispels this myth. Believe it or not its more typical that the court votes 9-0 on many cases brought before them.

    Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s announcement Wednesday that he would be retiring from the Supreme Court led to justifiable hand-wringing about his crucial role as the swing vote in 5-to-4 decisions. But while 5-to-4 decisions — including the Tuesday blockbuster upholding President Trump’s travel ban — draw deserved attention, they obscure an important truth: The court values consensus, and justices agree far more often than they disagree.


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.127995985b28
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    If after today's fiasco they don't vote against Trump whenever the opportunity arises, it will be another scalp to add to his belt on the way to an autocratic regime that deplorables so fervently wish for.
    And they actually believe they will benefit from their supporting him.
    The lessons of Hitler, Mussolini and Hirohito haven't been learned yet in some sections of the USA.

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