With all the kerfuffle about the Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act, it is worth revisiting this 2010 piece from Tom Goldstein entitled Everything you read about the Supreme Court is wrong.
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Start with the Court’s ideological divide. Although some cases are decided five to four, that’s less than twenty percent of the cases this Term. Roughly half the decisions are nine to zero. Only slightly more than one in ten cases involved the narrow liberal-conservative divide.
And the 2010 term was pretty typical.