The starting point of any discussion of the public perception of the United States Supreme Court is the liklihood that no public perception exists. By and large, the Supreme Court operates at the very outer edges of public awareness; for years, polls have indicated that many more Americans know the names of the three Stooges than any three Supreme Court justices.
Lifting the Veil: Justice Blackmun's Papers and the Public Perception of the Supreme Court,
70 Mo. L. Rev.
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