AT LEAST one branch of America’s government is functional: the Supreme Court’s term began, as planned, on October 7th. This is John Roberts’s ninth term as Chief Justice. The court remains evenly balanced between four conservatives and four liberals, with Justice Anthony Kennedy as the swing vote. This makes the court as unpredictable as it is powerful.
Nota: A relevância política da intervenção do Supremo Tribunal de Justiça dos EUA tem continuado a crescer. Nem por isso deixa de ser uma instituição em que a democracia americana se reconhece.