The Supreme Court’s immense power may pose a danger to its legitimacy

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The Moderate Voice

The Supreme Court has no army to enforce its decisions; its authority rests solely on its legitimacy.Win McNamee/Getty Images Richard L. Pacelle, Jr., University of Tennessee The first Monday in October is the traditional day that the U.S. Supreme Court convenes for its new term. Analysts and soothsayers carefully read the signals and forecast the direction the court will take. This year the scrutiny seems a little more intense, as the court takes up several highly charged cases. Alexander Hamilton famously thought the judiciary would be the weakest branch of government. He recognized that the…

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