Opinion: Census paves moment of truth for the Supreme Court and rule of law

The Hill

The rule of law is a core American value and something we treasure. But we are at a potential inflection point that must be recognized. We have a long history of following, if not liking, controversial court decisions, based on an innate understanding that to do otherwise would undermine the rule of law. No one knows that better than the Trump administration. It has worked with Senate Republicans to recast the Supreme Court and lower courts as extremely conservative. In so doing, it has been able to rely on the assumption that even the most jarring lurches in the law, likely to be engineered in the next few years, will come to be accepted by the public.

Read Paul M. Smith's article here.