While, as the New York Times reports, The Supreme Court Needs Fact Checkers, it doesn't just make things up, although its opinions far too often show that the Justices do not know what their talking about with regard to some of the evidence in their cases. This is shown by a report from ProPublica, It's a Fact: Supreme Court Errors Aren't Hard to Find.
Here's a couple of examples of what we're talking about:
- In a landmark ruling, Shelby County v. Holder, that substantially gutted the Voting Rights Act, Chief Justice John Roberts used erroneous data to make claims about comparable rates of voter registration among blacks and whites in six southern states
- In another case, Justice Anthony Kennedy falsely claimed that DNA analysis can be used to identify individual suspects in criminal cases with perfect accuracy