Curt Levey, president of the conservative Committee for Justice, said public approval figures for the court have to be taken “with a grain of salt because they depend a lot on how much Democrats and their allies in the media are bashing the court.”
Whatever the court’s faults may be, they don’t “change from month to month,” although the quantity and intensity of attacks from the Democrats and the media fluctuate, Levey told The Epoch Times in an interview.
After Dobbs, there was “a huge wave of that,” with Democrats claiming that Republicans had packed the court so Democrats needed to respond in kind, he said. There was legislation introduced in the House and Senate to expand the size of the court but it failed to pass, he added.
Democrats did a very good job convincing Americans that overturning Roe would make abortion illegal, but “that’s not what it meant—it just meant that it will be up to the states.”
With the politicizing of the court by activists it is difficult to imagine support for the court rising to 60 or 70 percent again in the future, Levey said.
“But I’m not surprised to see an uptick in support after reality has set in after all the hysteria” about the Dobbs decision has subsided.”