After 45 years of conservative rulings, here’s what a liberal Supreme Court would do

Linda Hirshman, author of “Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World,” writes in The Washington Post, “Now, with the prospect of the court shifting once again, liberals are rightly rejoicing over the preempted conservative rulings. Without the court as a roadblock, President Obama’s liberal initiatives on emissions and immigration are likely to move the country in a new direction. There’s hope for a reversal of several 5 to 4 precedents, including Citizens United, which many liberals describe as the worst decision of the late conservative period.

A liberal-majority court, however, guided by Ginsburg’s vision of increasing inclusiveness, could be even more transformative.”