The 2020 U.S. Supreme Court and Political Identity


  • Paweł Laidler Jagiellonian University in Kraków



political identity, U.S. Supreme Court, constitutionalization, judicialization, political justice


This article aims to determine current political identity of the U.S. Supreme Court by analyzing the process of appointment of its recent Justices and their ideology. The Author claims that ideology and politics play decisive role on Court’s jurisprudence, but that it was Anthony Kennedy’s retirement in 2018 which defined the direction of Court’s adjudication for years to come. The analysis shows important role of the President and Senate in the process of indirect interpretation of the Constitution by the appointment of Justices representing certain ideology.


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Author Biography

Paweł Laidler, Jagiellonian University in Kraków

Professor of political science at the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora of the Jagiellonian University, lawyer, expert in the U.S. political and legal systems, currently engaged in an international project on trust and transparency in an age of surveillance, as well as the process of constitutionalization of politics in the United States.


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How to Cite

Laidler, Paweł. 2021. “The 2020 U.S. Supreme Court and Political Identity”. Politeja 17 (5(68):215-35.




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