It's probably because most people think that the SCOTUS is the final authority on the law, and don't realize their decisions can be overturned. I don't know if that's the best way to handle things, though, since that can be turned into something unfair if the political circumstances are right. Why do both parties hope that they're the ones that can appoint a new Justice when one retires? If our country wasn't so ideologically driven, it might be different. Obamacare is an example. Not one Republican voted for it, but it's now the law. When it was challenged, the SCOTUS found a way to explain their decision by using just one word, calling it a TAX. IMO, it's a penalty, because taxes are usually imposed on everyone equally, but that's the way it was decided so that's the way it is. Only when robots replace humans could it be different, but then we'd have the worry about who was programming the damn robots! It's true that the SCOTUS voted unanimously twice that BHO was over-reaching his authority, but he doesn't seem to care - his agenda is more important to him than what their opinion is on how he's handling things.