Re: ‘When you can’t please everyone’ (Metro, July 17-20)
Columnist Tom Foreman’s comparison of the Supreme Court to “referees” implies a level of impartiality that the Court often fails to exhibit. The justices are political appointees, and from Dred Scott down to Citizens United they have usually supported the views and agenda of whoever appointed them (there have been notable exceptions, but not on the present court). It’s impossible to read the “logic” behind Bush v. Gore and not realize that this has always been mostly a bunch of political hacks, no matter which side they’ve supported. The SCOTUS may be the most powerful court in the nation, but that doesn’t make it smart or fair.
Harvey Wachtel, via email