The Supreme Court has been a lightning rod of politics in recent times where Republicans and Democrats vie to fill seats to gain an advantage.
And even as several Supreme Court Justices have said that the court is not political, some of what they have said in public has only added to that perception among some, CNN reported.
Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. defended some of the recent Supreme Court decisions on Thursday at a speech at Notre Dame, The New York Times reported.
He went off on the perception that some in the media made the “false and inflammatory claim that we nullified Roe v. Wade” after its decision to keep the new, controversial Texas abortion law intact.
“We did no such thing, and we said so expressly in our order,” he said, which was correct as the 5-4 decision said it was based on procedural grounds and not the constitutionality of the new law.