The Supreme Court Matters Less Than You Think

June 25 (Bloomberg) -- In a classic “Doonesbury” cartoon from July 1973, the chief justice of the U.S. prefaces the reading of an opinion with these words: “Well, we’ve been conferring like crazy, and I think we have got ourselves another snappy 5-4 decision.” And, lo, here we are, almost exactly 40 years later, at the end of yet another Supreme Court term full of snappy -- and controversial -- 5-4 decisions.

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