Supreme Court Polarization by Anna Zhao

Visualizing polarization in the US Supreme Court from the 1946-2015 terms. Justices are color coded by the party of the appointing President and sorted in order of decreasing perceived conservative views before appointment, as measured by the Segal-Cover scores. The visualization shows that the fight over SC appointments is not unwarranted, as the biggest disagreement between conservative and liberal justices is over issues concerning civil rights, and the differences between extremes can be stark.