The Supreme Court led by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. showed again this year that it is playing a long game, writing opinions that move the law in small but steady steps in a conservative direction.
At first glance, many of its decisions appear modest, and the justices themselves downplayed them as narrow and tightly targeted. But they also set the stage for broader rulings, and liberals voiced concern about their long-term impact.
Actually, the only thing that liberals (actually, progressive leftists) are concerned about here is that the sorta conservative wing of the court has appropriated their own leftist playbook to move the law in small but steady steps back toward the constitution.
They feel they are the only ones who should be permitted to use that strategy.