SUPREME COURT -- October 7, 2013 at 4:00 PM ET
Supreme Court steps back into business with record-low approval ratings
SCOTUS returns to the bench today to record-low favorability ratings. According to analysis by Pew, only 48 percent of Americans had a favorable view of the court, while 38 percent had an unfavorable one. The July survey is the most recent and for the first time produced an approval rating below 50 percent.
Broken down by political party, the gap between Democrats and Republicans' views of the court is narrowing. While 54 percent of Democrats had a favorable opinion of the court in July, 48 percent of Republicans had the same. One year prior and following the court's' upholding of the ACA, the spit was 64 percent and 38 percent, respectively.
For more legal rundown, the AP wrote up what to be watching for as the new Supreme Court term begins.