There have been more single vote decisions in the Supreme Court’s rulings this term than there have been in over a decade. 24 of the Court’s 72 rulings have been decided by a 5-4 vote, almost all of these in favor of the conservative ruling.
This is largely what is expected after Bush appointed Alito and Chief Justice Roberts to the Court. But there are concerns arising that this pattern of rulings will erode the American public’s faith that the Supreme Court is ruling in favor of justice. The pattern seems to indicate that justice in America is political, not just.