Has the U.S. Supreme Court ever made a mistake?
Does the U.S Supreme Court always follow the intent of the U.S. Constitution?
The Supreme Court justices interpret the Constitution, as it applies to the cases brought before them. Some justices take a broad view, and some a narrow view.
I wouldn't say the Supreme Court has made mistakes, but that, due to the case in front of them, and their interpretations of the Constitution at the time, they've made rulings that have been revised by later courts. A different case, a Constitutional amendment, or a change in justices might result in rulings that overturn what previous courts have ruled. A good example of that on your list is Dred Scott, which declared that slaves were not citizens, and slavery could not be outlawed.
The real question is whether the Supreme Court has ever made a valid decision. Once that resolves an issue, rather than just deciding on the law of the land.
A SC decision is the law of the land, but it has never really resolved the issue before the court.
Roe v Wade is a perfect example.
Yes, almost back to the beginning as you pointed out. The Supreme Court was wrecked by John Marshall and the Executive Branch was wrecked by his cousin (and enemy), Thomas Jefferson, at around the same time. Thanks to them, we have what we have today in both branches of government.
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