In dealing with issues of Civil Rights, federal courts have had to intervene and mediate regional differences. The public elects Senators, whom confirm Supreme Court nominees, so we should trust that the courts will rule fairly on whatever subject is brought before them. Though public opinion may not have much of an affect on the justices' opinions, it CAN and HAS in the past (ex: overturning Plessy v. Ferguson with Brown v. Board). The Justices of the Supreme Court have had to mediate regional differences in those cases, as they were dealing with civil rights as well. Reasonably, the Court must be trusted again in dealing with this civil rights issue as well.