Stuart Taylor, Jr.

Stuart Taylor, Jr. is an author and freelance journalist focusing on legal and policy issues, a Brookings Institution nonresident senior fellow, and a National Journal contributing editor.

File photo: An American flag flies over the U.S. Supreme Court June 29, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

A Pew Research Center poll showed that of the 2,002 adults surveyed in July, 36% see the court as liberal compared to 18% as conservative.

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 25:  People celebrate in front of the US Supreme Court after ruling was announced on the Affordable Care Act. June 25, 2015 in Washington, DC. The high court ruled that the Affordabvle Care Act may provide nationwide tax subsidies to help poor and middle-class people buy health insurance.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)