President Joe Biden’s sweeping liberal policy priorities already face a recalcitrant Senate. But he is increasingly finding his agenda at odds with another adversary: the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court’s decision this week not to block Texas’s “heartbeat” abortion ban is its latest ruling that undermines a liberal cause. The justices already lifted Biden’s eviction moratorium, but it refused to roll back Arizona’s election reforms. And the decisions push the Supreme Court back into the political spotlight before next year’s midterm elections.
If the Supreme Court overturns the landmark abortion case Roe. v Wade, it will be a tipping point for Biden and the institution as critics complain that the Republican-appointed majority of justices has turned the bench into an activist court, according to Matthew Green, a Catholic University of America politics professor.
“When the court has been very active or activist in