Comment: Not really

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Not really

to me, it seems like these are just people (albeit privileged people put on pedestals), who have opinions (just like us) that they want implemented through law and will find whatever laws or legal precedents to implement their beliefs. I seriously doubt SCOTUS is trying to "save face".

Besides they are appointed to life terms specifically so that they don't feel the need to bend to popular opinion or resort to "saving face"